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Sandford Orchards Old Kirton

Brewed by Sandford Orchards
Style: Cider
Crediton, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
500ml, 1 litre, 2litre, Gallon, bag-in-box and Keg.
A still cider, and as dry as it gets. Extremely traditional cider, really good with strong cheese or fatty meats, and superb as a cooking cider. Straw pressing is a craft which is hanging on in very few places, but not to be bettered according to the purists.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (911) - - SEP 29, 2015
Really light in colour and very hazy and quite anemic. Dry and bitter but also quite soft. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
s_hartshorne (2523) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bag in box Harry’s bar wakefield. Piss colour. Aroma faint apple taste apple pulp no tartness dry sweet finish. Flat carbonation . Not the best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (966) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Cloudy, dry cider, but lacking a real stand out flavour, not sure it was in best condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
apickles (303) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Keg at the annual Stockton Arc Ale and Arty beer festival. Cloudy golden colour with a sweet apple juice nose. A bit tart tasting, but quite sweet and apply, nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (9153) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. William K Töölö, Helsinki, Finland. Cloudy pale golden colour with no head. Apple, tartness, citrus and mild sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is dryness, tartness, apples, and alcohol. Flat. Rather much alcohol in the flavour for a 6% cider. Alcohol and sugary sweetness in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Bottled@Stones, Helsinki. Slightly hazy yellow colour, no head. Aroma is apples, nectar, some mild vanilla and yeasty notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some apples and mild vanilla to it. Balanced and refreshing. On the quite dry side, recommended by the waitress as I wanted something lambic tart and dry... Not bad though, and probably the driest of the ones they had on stock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (3904) - FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Pale straw. Apple seeds, peels on nose. As you let it sit, a good strawy, roapy, aroma emerges. Interesting.. Med intensive.good fruityness. Body quite light, dry, tanninic. A bit of citrus, lemon, juice in there as well. Light, refreshing.

-- bb/h(n9)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11830) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2013
500ml bottle (Stones, Helsinki)
Lovely raw pickled onion aroma on pouring. Smells like a scrumpy. Pale and flat, but a tad hazy, which is nice. What a fucking puuckr - I physically shivered, shuddered and winced as I took my first mouthful. Half way down, and I’ve still got goosebumps.But despite that it’s extremely dinkable, and almost watery. Don’t make scrumpies at 6% please. You can share those with your young children, but I prefer a cider that is trained in the noble discipline of scrumpjutsu. Every sip gives me a shudder. I haven’t had that for a long time. Despite the wateriness, I have to give this 4 for finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle at bar. Thick yellow color, white head. Sweet taste with apple, earthy notes, grass, ripe fruits and a bit of citrus. Sweet, a bit sour finish with ripe fruits and apple. Very nice cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
(tap@Ravensbourne Arms, SE London) Fuzzy amber with nearly no head and very little carbonation. Clear apple aroma, taste is interesting with a mix of sour sweetness on the palate before a dry finish. Good cider over all (to my inexperienced cider palate)

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