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Brewed by Sandford Orchards
Style: Cider
Crediton, England

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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500ml, 1litre, 2litre, Gallon, bag-in-box and Keg
A still, medium cider. Slightly cloudy and full flavoured. A traditional cider, full apple flavours, with a pleasant bite and finish. Fermented from straight apple juice with wild yeasts, this is a proper cider.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
@GBBF2010. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is cheesy, spicy, apply and slightly alcoholic. Flavour is apples, some slight acidic notes, mild green apples as well as some slight cheesy and spicy notes. Also a mild nuttyness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Cloudy paleamber. Aroma of apple skins and red apples. Mid sweet with medium body. Funky with slight notes of leather and apple skin bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1410) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Gravity tap at Northwich Beer Festival 2013. Cloudy cider with strong aroma and taste of real apples

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2866) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Gravity from bag-in-box at Counting House, Glasgow (28 Apr 2014) - cloudy golden, no head, pure apple aroma, very sweet and easy to drink, nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Tap (GBBF2010) (6:3:7:4:13=3.3)
6 Sharp, slightly acidic aroma
3 Bold orange, hazy.
7 Massive sweet fruity taste.
4 Huge acidic bite
13 Two thrusts - sweet fruits and harsh acid - pulling in opposite directions with equal force; gotta love it!
Rerate: Tapped bag (Whetherspoons, Cambridge) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Beautifully fruity aroma, packed full of riupe apples, blossom and a touch of woody bite. Touch funky, super refreshing, and no hint of 6% at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2010
From a plastic barrel at the Great British Beer Festival, Day 4 on 6 August 2010 as Sandford Orchards Medium Cider but I think this is the same stuff. Orangey colour. Whoa. Big blue cheese in a sweaty sock tossed around in a farmyard full of cow shit. Very reminiscent of Gamle Ole - my favourite smelly Danish cheese - too. In short, a blockbuster of a nose that is great if you like that kind of thing. I do. Others might find it unpleasant. Very different character in the taste to the aroma. A little sweet on the palate with a fair amount of fruit and modest tannins. Pleasant enough but not as extreme as the aroma, or as demanding, or as rewarding. Most definitely a cider of two halves but still interesting and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2010 (4 on the GBBF sweet/medium/dry scale) Fruity aroma. Amber red coloured fruity and a little sweet on the palate with a slight tannin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Cask at The Hamilton Hall, JDW, Liverpool Street Station. Pours a completely opaque, light gold. Aroma is sweet, faintly dank apples. Light to medium sweet flavor, ripe apples, some sugar. Medium bodied with little carbonation. Quite dry on the finish, slightly warming, a little musty and dank, not overly sweet. A passable cider, just seems a little rough around the edges.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2011
2l from Budleigh Wines, Budleigh Salterton. Hazy golden colour, sweet nose. Well balanced, neither too sweet nor too tart and acid. Highly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Bag-in-the-box at Briar Rose, Birmingham
Hazy blond color. Light aroma of apples. Decent apple juice flavor, semi-sweet, with a chalky and lightly astringent final.
Not too complex, but enjoyable.


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