Brewed by Richs Farmhouse Cider
Style: Cider
Highbridge, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Available in 500ml & 1l jars, in 1l 2l & 4l poly cans, in 2.5l flagons and on draught from 10l & 20l bag-in-box containers.
May sometimes be labelled as "Traditional Farmhouse" but it’s the same product.
A dry, still cider made from a blend of apple varieties.
Rich’s Traditional draught ciders are made with Somerset Bittersweet/Bitter sharp apples, then matured in Oak Vats giving it a well balanced, Cloudy Cider with a fresh apple aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
HBF2009. Hazy orange colour, no head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, barnyard, slight baconlike notes as well. Flavour is extremely dry apples, some yeast and mild briecheese. pleasantly balanced cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2010
Vaguely apple and an interesting cinnamon note on the nose. Cloudy tan. Dry with some spicy, lively fruit character. Interesting bubblegum character. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Cask @ The Lamb, Frome. Cloudy, gold, and flat. Mmmm resin aroma. Farmhouse barnhouse funk. Flat, soft, with some alcohol punch too. Salty and astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
From barrel at the Minehead Cider Company shop. Cloudy orange/yellow cider. Aroma of dry crushed apples. Taste is apple peel, a touch of tartness and dry with hints of wood. Still cider. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2004
Gold colour, with just the faintest haze. Rather surprisingly, this had a less farmyardy aroma than the same producer’s medium cider, purchased at the same time. The aroma is fresh and fruity. On the palate, although dry, there is some residual fruit and the mouthfeel is relatively mellow, with a very slight prickle. Spicy edge. A pleasant, quite easy drinking cider. From the barrel at the cider farm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2009
Draught (HBF2009) - shared by oh6gdx - thanks!
Now this is a real farmhouse aroma - properly sour. Eggy and bacony in the taste! However, no greasiness in the palate - this is crisp. Real cider rocks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2010
Bought a 4 and a half liter barrel @ the farm.
Aroma was a ittle funky barnyard...some gueuze’ishness ...with some stale cheeseiness.. zipy apple and musty earth . Very plesant Cider. Its dry which I like , but mellow in that regard. Plesant apple acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Cask-conditioned at The Royal Oak, Bath 5/7/08. Cloudy yellow in colour with no head. Fresh apple and cinnamon aroma. Flavour was dry with plenty of yeast, tart apples and a spicy finish. Very drinkable given the strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Cask gravity @ The Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with no head. Has a fruity woody sour tart apple aroma. Fruity sour tart dry apple flavor. Has a dry tart sour fruity apple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Polypin, Rich’s Cider. Hazy orange in appearance. Aromas are earthy apple with oak barrel and barnyard notes. Trace floral lavender with lemon and vinegar. Flavours are dry and woody with earthy apple juice and skin. Quite herbal with floral notes. Dry on the finish. As easy to drink as the medium version.

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