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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: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (7656) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Plymouth. Pale golden in colour. Has a small apple aroma, but much more stated in its taste with a slight burnt wood infusion. It has a strength but its flavours dominate over this. It’s a dry tasting cider.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6301) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle brought by a friend, medium sample. Clear golden color, short head. Aroma of green apple, dry wood, slight vanilla, touch of funk. Dry in taste, apple, slight wood. Crisp, quite complex (although I cant seem to describe a lot of characteristics :-)). Nice cider.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (1715) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2015
Botella. 10-12-2015. BBD: 07-2017. Color amarillo, sabor frutal, final seco, cuerpo ligero.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2943) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2015
500ml bottle. 10-12-2015.
BBD: 07-2017.
In short: dry cider.
Pours dark gold with vanishing whiet head. Barnyarad, apple , champagne like aromas. Medium body, average to afot carbonation, oily texture. Taste is fruity, little tart, quite dry. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4800) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Very pale. Almost champagne coloured. Some woody dryness in the aroma. Also a dry taste but refreshing and lightly tart. Very easy to drink. Doesn’t feel like 7.2%

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12191) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear pale golden color, virtually no head. Aroma is only lightly sweetish, a bit sweet - sour, green apples, apple peel. Taste sweet - sour - bitter, green apples, dried apples, apple peel, vinous. Pretty to very dry finish. This I really like. Lovely cider imo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9505) - 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 (11793) - 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 (32903) - 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 (1003) - 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.


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