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Sampford Courtenay Traditional Devon Cider


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Brewed by Sampford Courtenay Cider
Style: Cider
Exeter, England

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Solland Farm on the northern edge of Dartmoor has a fascinating history. It was confiscated by Henry VIII and, later, formed part of the endowment used by Queen Elizabeth I to set up Kings College Cambridge. Today, Solland Farm orchards grow the finest traditional cider varieties, Tremletts Bitters, Dabinette and Michelin. We craft our cider in the time-honoured way - our ’new’ cider house is dated 1857! All Solland Farm Cider is made from our own apples and bottled on the farm. (label)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Musty apple core notes, impressive for the 5.5% in the glass. Reassuring scrumpy murk to the body, pouring with a surprising amount of carbonation but only slim bubbles settling at the top. Sandwich of refreshment and mulching country cider fermentation, twisting a lot of red apple skin into the palate. Nothing cheap about any aspect of this and the tradition rings through on every sip. Very sticky sweet dry finish, with a moreish hangover. Glad it’s in a 750ml as this it be mighty tidy all round as a Gucci cider. (Followed up by the superior, un-rateable, fruit infused "Sloe and Elderberry Fruit Cider")

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2011
0.75l clear swing-top bottle that shows the red glow of the cider already. Clear, slightly hazy red-golden colour, tiney white bubbles on top. Slightly sparkling, slightly sweet with a punch of tart apple flavours. Very nice indeed.


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