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Brewed by Westons Cider
Style: Cider
Much Marcle, England

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stowford Press Medium Dry Cider has shown tremendous growth over recent years.This very popular cider is suitable for all drinking opportunities. Light, refreshing and fruity with a moderate alcohol content. The success of this cider has allowed it to be made available in a DRY and SWEET version.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold. The aroma is very fruit-driven, with lots of sweet apple and not a whole lot else. There is a bit of tartness to start, but it soon blends into a sweet fruity finish. The palate is neither too dry nor too cloying. Not the world’s most interesting cider, by a long shot, but it has a reasonable sweet-dry balance, and would be a passable easy drinker, if it wasn’t so hard to find.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4994) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
Tasted from a tap at a stand at the Shrewsbury Flower Show. The appearance is amber, fizzy and generally cider-like, there is a sweet apple aroma coming from the nose and the taste has a deeper more intense stewed apples. The palate is good, as with many ciders, there is depth of flavour, this carries through the middle section and there is a clean zingy finish. Overall, this is a decent cider. The difficulty I have is differentiating in the appearance of ciders which are generally not as pleasing as a beer with a nice head and the palate which is generally good with ciders, as discussed above.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (2147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
As Marks & Spencer Hertfordshire Cider, 440ml
Piss golden, carbonation driven white froth disappears quickly. Pleasant enough light apple juice nose, no chemical bile fermented stench as most of my experience of canned cider equates to. Clean and simple apple fuzz on initial taste, tart enough and a fizzy dryness that reminds me of those chalky kids Vitamin tablets. Disconcertingly sweet. This probably isn’t helped by a thin and dry body with a tart purr on the finish. Linger is softly sweet, kids Apple juice and an old towel patchy dryness. Very clean and simple, all told, here. I prefer smashing some of their more VINTAGE versions and have been known to opt for this in a guest cask dodging Spoons, but this was pleasantly passable if lacking in real quench.

Can, M&S, Waverly Station, Edinburgh

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2015
500ml can from Tesco. Pours clear yellow, no head. Aromas of sweet eating apples, granny smith’s maybe. Taste is sweet too, metallic notes present. Bit sticky on the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (1272) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 4, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 Bottle 330ml. As Stowford Press Medium Dry Cider. 4.5%. Clear yellowish with small white head. Aroma of red apple, winey. Sweetish and bitterish flavor with notes red apple and white wine, a bit lemony. Very carbonated, light-bodied.

Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Thanks Tom L. As Marks & Spencer Cider. Clear yellowish with no head. Aroma of apple and hint of cinnamon. Sour-sweet flavor with notes of apple, white wine and sulfur, dry. Light-bodied. [6/3/6/3/12=3]

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1501) - ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2016
Can sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden color. Aroma of apples, sulfur and a bit funky. Semi-sweet, flavors of green apples and floral. Dry finish. Decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4020) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2002
I had the Stowford Press ’draught’--some suggestion that this is really just a keg, not a proper draught. The cider is clear and relatively low in carbonation (esp. compared to a Woodpeckers or similar). Tart and mildly sweet, with a finish that hints at a bit of bitterness. A bit limp, in my opinion. (Had at Victoria Arms, Oxford).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Tart apples vie with an almost biscuity sweetness in the pleasant and inviting nose. Clear golden body is quite still with no viscosity or legs on the glass. Juice-like apple flavour is lightly woody and lightly spicy with some notes of brown sugar. Medium-light and fairly dry body is slightly sticky in the mouth. Sampled on tap at Charlie’s Bar in Copenhagen.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2007
On tap at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Fizzy and golden with a pleasing musty aroma. Taste is agreeably but not overwhelmingly sour. Some sweetness, however I would have preferred a drier finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
Tap at Blackwater Irish Pub, Winterberg. Together with Caesar. Aroma of overripe apples. Clear, dark yellow coloured with no head. Taste is sweet and very fruity (overripe apples) Quite dry finish. Nice.


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