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Sheppy’s Vintage Reserve Oak Matured Cider (Bottle)

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (3483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2015
500ml bottle (M&S, Tallinn). Pale yellow color. No head, non expected. Apples, leather, sweet aroma. Sweet apples, bit caramelly in taste. 7,4% and it feels so watery and thin and drinkable! More!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk
Beautiful dry apply aroma, that’s the kind of aroma I like from an English cider. Quite pale, clear, no head, but that last bit was expected. Drinkability legendary. Goddamn, this is disappearing quicker than I can rate it! Love the apple. Even some vanilla. Palate quite watery. Pleasant yeastiness. Such a super cider.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjoeng (57) - - FEB 10, 2015
7.4% ABV. Cider. Full of musty, oaky, cellar-like flavors. Very sharp and almost abrupt taste of sandalwood on the palate. Nice dry palate. Good for a cider. I always have to remember that ciders don’t have that backbone of rich malt to hang on, so some of the flavors come across almost rudely and without much nuance. Kinda the reason why they are not my favorite things to explore because there just isn’t much to discover. That said, this will go on my list of favorites, together with Thatcher’s Sneaky Rascal.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (3632) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Dark golden colour. This cider is dry and woody. There’s some sweet apple taste in the middle but overall the dryness is too overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5236) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
Clear deep golden color with almost no head. Fine cider aroma. Apples, mild oak, basement and mild fruity. Medium + body. Balanced sweetness vs acidity. Average to soft carbonation. Not to typical cider this one. A bit higher complexity. Apples, oak, basement and mild fruity. Some alcohol and a bit dry ending. Nice tasty cider.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (2096) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of apples and wood. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, apples, wood, cinnamon. Dry bitter finish of apples.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottled. Surprisingly dark golden, close to ambery orange, colour, which has a small white head. Aroma is sweet apples, some wood, mild sourness as well as quite sugary and yeasty notes. Flavour is sugary, wooden, mild sour wooden notes as well as some sweet ripe apples to it. Mild almost syrupy notes to it as well. Balanced and quite delicious. This one I was sipping my share of for quite a while.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2506) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a medium golden color with a finger or two of gaseous foam. Nose is musty apple, vanilla and some wet barnyard hay. On the palate there is some nice underlying baked apple with layers of vanilla, soft tannic apple skins and some musty wet barrel flavors linger.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (3857) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Fruity smell and taste with some fruits and light funk. A bit harsh though and has an aroma that reminds me of fruit pith.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2694) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys. Amber cider. Aroma is some barnyard and apple. Taste is dry apple core, some apple skin, a little barnyard and wood. Well balanced flavours. A little oil on the palate. Very good.


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