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Sandford Orchards Old Kirton

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Brewed by Sandford Orchards
Style: Cider
Crediton, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
apickles (124) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7025) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2318) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9405) - 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 Iíve still got goosebumps.But despite that itís extremely dinkable, and almost watery. Donít 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 havenít had that for a long time. Despite the wateriness, I have to give this 4 for finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1809) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2157) - 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)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Plastic keg (or something) at the Cider Tap, London. Pours a faintly hazy gold. Musty apple in the nose. Flavor is pretty wretched, very dry with faint dusty apples, basement and must (not in a good way), no sweetness. Thereís just very little flavor to speak of. Impressively bland. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish with almost no sugar and mild dankness. Not enjoyable at all. Could be poor condition, but this was bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (1929) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
On tap at Cider Tap, London. Pours a clear yellow straw colour with no head or carbonation. Aroma is a nice mix of must, white wine and apples. Taste is again white wine, apples and dust, farmhouse. More on the winey dry side. Body is thin with no carbonation. Very nice indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2011
50cl bottle thanks to Tom. Pours an amazing damson colour - reddish-orange with shades of yellow and itís definitely opaque. No bubble and no head. When the remainder of the glass was poured, it was a muddy colour and it didnít clear. The nose is very much sour apple, not quite cider vinegar but there are hints of it. The taste has more extreme sourness, definitely into cider vinegar this time, then it delivers some sweet apple at the end. The palate is very much like a good lambic beer - tight and concentrated but very long. Overall, this appears to be genuine traditional scrumpy, so sour you have to be in the mood for it.


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