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Sheppy’s Kingston Black Cider (Bottle)

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Brewed by Sheppy’s Cider
Style: Cider
Taunton, England

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bottled only - available in 500ml bottles.
A sparkling, single varietal cider made with the Kingston Black apple variety.

Originating in the vale of Taunton Deane, this apple variety is a shy bearer of high quality, crimson red fruit which gives a refreshingly crisp flavour to this deliciously appley sparkling cider.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Golden with low carbonation. Aromas are crisp apple juice with oak woodiness. Slightly tart with light funk. Flavours are sweet and tart apple with dry tannins and a light woodiness. Has a nice sparkle. Very easy drinking for its strength.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10769) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
bottle. clear yellow, no head. fresh apple aroma, some fruit peely bitterness, and the alc is also makings its presence, which i actually don’t think is a plus. flavor is quite bitter, fruit peel, faint apple, very dry, very bitter, the apple flavor is quite clean, but the bitterness is front and center. Interesting brew, i’d call this an extreme cider, due to the very dry and very bitter flavor profile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Bottled. A golden cider. The aroma has notes of fresh apples, and sugar. The flavor is tart with notes of apples, vinegar, and wood, leading to a tart finish. Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (982) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with bubbly white head on the pour. Aroma: Apple, musky dessert apple notes, floral, spicy, woody notes. Taste: Low sweetness, medium acidity and tannin. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium/heavy body, average carbonation, lingering, dry, apple, tart finish. Comments: Lovely and refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
minutemat (1508) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Hereford Cider Museum. What a great cider this is! God bless you Sheppys. This has a wondrously crisp tannic bite with a beautiful fruitiness that smacks you in the chops with a powerfully complete cider taste, and a dry finish that leaves you begging for more. Awesome stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1808) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
Bottle@Papsø - clear yellow/gold pour with almost no head. Aroma and taste is apples with a nice crispness, slight acidity, nuance of woodyness in the background, nice sweet/dry balance, slight booze in the finish. Lovely stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity fresh spicy apple aroma. Fruity slightly tart spicy apple flavor. Has a fruity spicy and slightly tart apple finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle at Papsø. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of apples and band aid with notes of dried apples. Fruity flavour of apples with notes of apple peel and band aid. Tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
50 cl clear bottle. Pours clear and golden with a small white head. Aroma is crisp apples. Citric, fruity and crisp apples. Dry and light citric finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (525) - - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear yellow with a tiny, white head. Heavy, astringent apple aroma. Dry body, tart, sulphurous apple notes, vanilla and heavy tannins. Very solid and a little boozy. 220214


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