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Rathays Balls Seedling Cider

Rathays Balls Seedling Cider
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Brewed by Rathays Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A dry still cider made with the Balls Seedling apple variety.
ABV varies - previously 6.8%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Unclear hazy medium amber - yellow orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is apple, wood, earth. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090805]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Fruity and slightly spicy aroma. Golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Fruity with a very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... hazy amber ... funky sour nose ... soft tart fruity ... light dry apple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2009
GBBF2009. Slightly hazy golden colour with no head. Aroma is mild apples along with some mild wooden notes as well as some slight cheesyness. Flavour is mild apples, some wood and mild yeastyness. Feels quite bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
A Mes rate: Barrel at Fin’s excellent Merton Beer Festival.
Cloudy yellow brown. Big sweet apples and wood in the very dry aroma. Slightly astringent flavour but the dry apple finish sorts it out. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9456) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
Polycask at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 18th There is a definate farmyard funkiness about this cider (its a great aroma!) I agree with Duff there is more than a nod to cheesiness. Somewhere between warm golden and orange in colour. Taste is quite sharp, really quite dry with little in the way of sweetness detected, really fruity, I like this but maybe a bit too sharp and dry at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
GBBF 2005: Fruity aroma. Quite dry and sour. Some raisins are noticable. A good cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2005
From the barrel at GBBF, August 2005. Hazy orange colour. Quite aromatic for a farmhouse cider, but there’s plenty of barnyard too. Reasonable amount of body. Good balance of fruit and tannin, but its a touch sharp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Funky, cheesy, thick appley, barnyard aroma is pleasant, smoky and appealing. Translucent copper-tan with low white diminishing head. Sharp, tart, acidic, bruised apple flavour with a cedar note in the finish and plenty of barnyard funkiness. Medium body coats the teeth. Sampled at GBBF 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
GBBF: Funky acidic apple aroma. Sweetish apple start with a long acidic finish. Gold in colour. Medium bodied, funky cider.

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