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Savanna Dry Premium Cider

Brewed by Distell Group Limited
Style: Cider
Stellenbosch, South Africa


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Savanna Dry is naturally brewed and matured and is made from Granny Smith apples grown in the Elgin area in the Western Cape. It has an alcohol content of 5.5%. Website: www.savanna.co.za

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
pours clear bright if not fluorescent yellow with a small white cap, surprisingly lacing onto glass. pears more than apples, no distinguishable granny smith, some citrus, vanilla traces, lightly astringent herbs, clean yeast, minerals. moderate carbonation, light body, relatively dry mineral-citrusy finish. not quite dry. more than o-k for this seemingly macro african cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senap (594) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
En ganska snäll och lite tunn dryck. Lättdrucket och läskande en varm sommardag.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear pale yellow. Light tart taste. Sweet apple. A bit dull but drinkable enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (6011) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2016
330ml bottle (Kamppi). Pale yellow color. Tiny No head. Apples, sour, acidic, bit of puke in aroma. Acidic, apples, sweet in taste. Watery and bland. Naah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared by Marduk. Golden cider, almost no head. Nose is apple peel, sugar. Flavor is apple acidity, apple peel, tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (2813) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle, shared by Marduk, thanks. Pours yellow golden. Aroma is sweet, apple, sugar. Flavor is sweet, sour, sightly medicinal. Overall: drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3199) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Clear light yellow body, lots of active bubbles during to the surface. Sweet apple aroma. Taste is quite sweet considering this was labeled as "dry." Sugary, apples of course. Really nothing complex or subtle about this. I was actually just in Stellenbosch last summer. I can say that South Africa has much better alcoholic beverages than this - including some great craft beer and wine...probably some ciders, too. This one, however, is just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5246) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
Sample@kittys. Golden sparkly. Ripe apples, bit applejammy sweet nose. Sweet pears too. Med light bodied, some sugaryness, dryish finish though clean, bit candy sodapoppy, but not totally too much.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
wheresthepath (2075) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle at Park Bar, Reading University. Pale gold and very fizzy. Dry? Are they allowed to call it that when it’s actually horribly, horribly sweet? Little evidence of apples, but a whole lot of evidence of sugar. Very sticky. Straying into alcopop territory. Ghastly.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2016
330ml bottle into glass. 5.0%. Very faint aroma of apple. Golden yellow, no head, medium carbonation. Flat mouthfeel, finish is slightly tart apple. Nothing bad but not much going on.

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