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Sheppy’s Vintage Reserve Oak Matured Cider (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2371) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (3552) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8972) - 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 (936) - 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 (4072) - 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 (5070) - 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 (4574) - 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 (4574) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

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