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

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


kerolasa's rating

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - APR 5, 2013
Few sips from wife’s bottle. A cider in category ’this is what you find from supermarket’. Taste has a little bit apples, and it is mostly dry. Calling this cider interesting would probably insult people who make the premium stuff. I am not a great fan of even so called good stuff, but I must admit this is worse. Although not quite as bad as some 3 litter size-of-an-alcoholist ciders are.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prufrockstar (1451) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Summer. Clear gold pour. Herbal, watermelon-apple candy. Not atrocious (unlike these notes).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McWorta (947) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 1, 2015
Crystal clear light golden colour, no head to mention. Aromas of candy and ripe apple. Softly carbonated, smooth texture, medium bodied. Mainly sweet yet not too clogging, pretty drinkable, yet a very light sour touch developping. Medium lasting apple sweet finish with sugar impressions.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Chris’s wife brought this back from an Africa trip. To my surprise, it is actually my first South Africa tick.

A bit of a Hungarian apple chewy candy thing going on here. Cinnamon? Not really dry, but not really bad either. This could have been far worse.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (290) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Quite sweet for a dry cider slight green apple tastiness something artificial lurking bottle at home brewed under licence in Belgium.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1644) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Pours a clear golden colored body. The aroma is golden delicious apples. The taste is mostly sweet with a little dryness, almost bitter touch. The texture is crisp and fizzy. It’s easy to drink, but a bit on the sweet side.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scotty001 (194) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Meh, sort of average fizzy cider, fairly bland, muted apple, sweet up front and lightly dry in the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (670) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear straw body, small white head with poor retention. Aroma of apple vinegar, granny smith apples, green grapes. Taste of mineral water, diluted apple juice, white wine. Pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Where and how: b.330ml LCBO
Aroma nice, sweet true apple aromas, soft and pleasant.
Appearance :
Top: light white rocky cap.
Base: bright sunny golden look.
Palate : watery, light but coarse carbonation.
Taste: aroma promised so much more. Felt washed out with strange phenolic off notes.
other notes light, watery seems well suited for hot days.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (644) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle sample. Clear and light yellowish with no head. Light aroma of red apple with notes of white wine. Sweetish-sour flavor of red apple with notes of vinegar and white wine. Moderate carbonation, light-bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (985) - ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Thanks rayaron. Clear yellow golden. Smell of vinegar and green apples. Sweet apples flavors with some tartness, quite clean but a bit bland. Light medium bodied dry aftertaste.


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