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Samuel Smiths Cider Reserve

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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Cider
Tadcaster, England

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common

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Processed apple pulp with sugar and artificial sweetener. Pasteurised and kegged and served with artificial pressure.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (2956) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Fuller clear yellow, very thin head and plenty of carbonation. Decent enough aroma although taste is a little light.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at The Chandos. Pale clear gold lasting white head. Sweetish simple apple flavours. Aroma is not great. Ok but very simple bordering on the industrial

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (1895) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 30, 2013
Cask @ The Doo’cot, Edinburgh [290713]
Light golden, clear, fizzy, no head
Aroma of soft tart sweet apple
Taste of sweet apple, touch of apple skin, simple flavour, crisp, some artificial notes but not a bad apple flavour
Palate - High carb, light body. Finish of soft sweet apple, tangy palate, clean finish
Overall - Better than Strongbow, soft easy simple cider, not that bad at all

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2013
On tap @ the Cramond Brig. Pours golden, actually smells of intense apple and actually tastes fairly similar. The palate has a good body a big tangy texture and a refreshing zing. Overall, pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
Draught at Princess Louise, Holbrook, London dec 2012. Bubbly. clear golden/yellow cider with a small offwhite head. Sourish apple aroma. Sweet and sourish apple flavour. Refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
Draught at Princess Louise, London. Clear golden with a very small white head. Fruity apple aroma, yeasty, bready, citrus notes, some vanilla. Apple flavor, sweetish acidic, yeasty notes, pear, vanilla notes. A bit boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
A Duke of Argyll, yellow pour. Sugary sweet apple nose. Effervescent. Sweet apple flavor, sugary sweet. Clean And crisp. Decent

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - JUN 15, 2012
(draught) pours a very pale yellow colour with a small fizzy white head. aroma of apple juice and vanilla, slightly grassy and nothing else. flavour is quite sweet, with lots of zesty sweet apples, light vanilla and a hint of caramel in the finish. full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. very bland.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1390) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Keg at the Hansom Cab, York. Apples. Sweet. Sort of yellowy body. Dry finish. Quite good, probably better than Strongbow. 6 3 6 3 12 Rerate. Keg at the Brigadier Gerard, York. Apples and chemicals. Yellow gold body. Probably glows in the dark. No head. Sweet, obviously. Dry finish. 5 2 5 3 11

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
On tap at the Duke of Argyll, Soho. Pours a clear gold, with no real head. Aroma and taste are both a sweet apple, with a touch of tanginess. Highly carbonated.


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