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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Bottle only - available in 500ml bottles.
A sparkling, medium cider made with a blend of apple varieties.

A fine full-flavoured sparking vintage cider in a medium taste, created from the apples of a single harvest here at Three Bridges Farm. Winner of the prestigious Quality Drinks Award for cider category in both 2009 and 2010, and overall winner of this drinks competition in 2010.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear pale golden color, no head. Smell and taste ripe apples, moderately sweet, moderately dry, lightly vinous. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1203) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
500ml bottle from M and S. Pours quite a dark yellow/orange. Clear with no head. Aroma is of slightly sharp apples and a little toffee. taste is nice, full bodied apples. cloves, spices, woody, strong apples. you can tell this is 7.2%

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (4358) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2014
(bottle) clear golden colour with a quickly-diminishing white head. sticky aroma of bubble gum, earth and tar, with notes of apple sauce, yeast, treacle and sugar icing. flavour is mostly apple juice and caramel, with hints of leather, some light black olives, alcohol and a dry finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle from local M&S. Light golden color with minimal white head. Apples, oak in aroma. Taste, apples, clove, wood (oak?), vinous notes. Dry finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5110) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde shared with McTapps. Definitely a deep and balanced cider with a nice mix of sweet and Spur accomopanied by the right abv. Some lemons, apples, bit of sugar and peaches in the end. No rocket science but a fine quality brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5123) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle bought at Tesco in Ryde. Pours out in a deep golden colour with smooth body. Aroma of ripe apples and oak. Taste of ripe, red apples, oak, liquer, leaves and caramel. Finish of oak and with a dry but also smooth mouthfeel. Nice one to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with bubbly white head on the pour. Aroma: Apple, toffee, buttery, spicy and musky note. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium/high acidity and tannin. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium/heavy body, average carbonation, lingering astringent, tart, tangy apple, chalky, toffee finish. Comments: Lovely. 2013 Vintage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4652) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Small taste from a bottle at home. The rest was used for cooking a lovely pork hotpot. Aroma is sharp apple with some parmessan cheese and wood. Crystal clear greenish orange coloured pour with a fleeting fine ehite head. Flavour is dry crisp appes and wood / oak tanin in the finish. Nice dry palate and slightly vinous on the tongue. Moderately low carbonation. Alcohol is fairly present. Decent oaked cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1156) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
As Somerset Oak Matured Vintage Cider. Clear golden with nice visible carbonation. Fresh apples, grapes. Has a big wine-like woody touch, medium dry with funky finish. Sweetness is just right, as is the carbonation. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle: Labeled as Somerset Oak Matured Vintage Cider. Served in a shaker glass: Small lively head that disappears within seconds. Headless clear yellow colored cider. Aroma is a bit vinous, oak, fermented apples, manure, light chalky and farm fields. Flavours of fermented apples, apple peel, alcohol, dust, dry, grainy alcohol, nasty bitter, wood, some nasty grains and malt tones, yeast, cheese and some pear. Aftertaste is dry, grainy, fermented apple dust and some farm tones. Low carbo, creamy dry mouthfeel, medium bodied and a dry light watery texture. This smells very nice but the taste is rather out of tune. It has a good firm dryness. Decent but not really good!

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