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


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RATINGS: 238   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

kerolasa's rating

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (3162) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2016
Gylden brun klar med svært lavt hvitt skum som forsvinner fort. Lukter epler og noe trevirke. Samme i smak, middels sødme. Kort

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle from B&M, Halifax. Golden-yellow coloured cider. Has a full apple aroma with a sweetness, with a fair taste that gets better stated in its lingering aftertaste, with a slightly lighter sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mister_Li (909) - GERMANY - AUG 15, 2016
Klares helleres goldgelb, kein Schaum. Süß-säuerliche Äpfel, wenig trocken, nicht allzu spritzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7723) - 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 (614) - 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 (935) - 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 (6325) - 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 (2854) - 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 (3005) - 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 (3249) - 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.

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