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Sandford Orchards Devon Red (Sparkling)

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Brewed by Sandford Orchards
Style: Cider
Crediton, England

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 500ml bottles & keg.
NOTE: The cask / bag-on-box version is still and is listed separately.
Our very popular best selling cider. Bags of fruit and a truly satisfying cider bite delivered in a genuinely quaffable and light balanced cider. Our draught version of the Devon Red is seeing off some well known brands without any real struggle. Pester your landlord for some decent devon draught!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy dry apple aroma. Fruity spicy slightly sweetish apple flavor. Has a fruity spicy apple finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10168) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Clear yellow colour with a white ehad. Aroma and flavour of apples, crispy and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle@Yesprs - Clear golden yellow pour light white bubbly head. Dry fresh crisp and zesty apple aroma and taste, crisp on the palate, nice easy drinking cider.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of over ripe apples. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe apples, leading to a tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (38505) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2016
50 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is zesty dry apples. Sweet, juicy and crisp apples. Juicy apples fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2056) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Poured clear gold no head. Aroma dusty crab apples. Med carb and bod. Tastes dry sweet apple. Not too apple forward.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (7635) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Keg @ Dukes, Sidmouth. Clear gold with a carbonation. Easy-drinking cider with a dryness and decent initial apple flavour. This gets a little lost with its dry aftertaste but its fruitiness in its nose is constant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4349) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Clear warm golden colour, no real head. Aroma of apple, apple skin. Quite sweet flavour, apple. Finish sweet apple.
(From 50cL bottle @ home, Help Benzai to 10 sahti/gotlansdricke ticks tasting. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12157) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle shared with Martinus @ Help Benzai to 10 Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu - ticks tasting. Clear peach to golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste are sweet, sweet very ripe apple, lightly sugar. Soft texture, lightly dry finish, smooth mouthfeel. I like it, it’s nice for a change.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (12719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
Because everyone should do at least one beer review as a limerick:
A clear drink with apple-juice taste.
As I sniffed it, it spat in my face.
As sweet as a custard,
But a strange hint of mustard -
Prolly not from the bratwurst-cook’s space.
More sensibly:
5 3 5+ 2 9 = 2.4
Helsinki Beer Festival 2015
Clear apple-juice look. The main aroma is sweet apple juice, and there’s a small hint of mustard (no, not from the nearby food stand). It spits in your face as you sniff it).
Mostly sparkling apple juice in the mouth too. Not much early finish. Has a good appley late finish, more sweet than dry (a bit too sweet, such that I ended up thinking of Jolly Ranchers hard candies).
Unusually, Phil did not have this.


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