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Winkleigh Samís Medium Devon Cider (Draught)


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Brewed by Winkleigh Cider
Style: Cider
Winkleigh, England

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Draught only. Available in 23 litre keg and 10 or 20 litre bag-in-box (and in half gallon and gallon containers drawn from the cask at the farm shop).
A medium, still cider made from a blend of apple varieties.
Note: It is believed that the sparkling bottled variants that were labeled as "Samís" have been rebranded under the "Samís Poundhouse" brand.

A smooth refreshing, clean cider with a strong apple taste.
Samís Medium Cider is named in honour of Sam Inch who started the tradition of cider making on the Hatherleigh Road site. It is a clear refreshing drink, made in the traditional manner using only the finest ingredients and the latest machinery to ensure a consistent, delicious product. It is between the taste of dry and sweet and is a very popular cider.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (789) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
cask at leicester beer festival. pours an orange/amber colour with no head of mention. aroma is of hay, fizzy apples and apple tart. tastes pretty good. slightly sour but in a good way. refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Box from Tally Ho, Devon pub. Very clear, glassy, and flat. Fresh apply aroma is sweet-tart with crisp Ladysmith apple character. Smooth slightly sticky palate. Very good level of acidity and a nice rustic astringency that dries out the tongue and makes it want more. Juicy. Very enjoyable cider overall, again one that probably deserves a higher rating than what I gave it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
From the barrel from Middle Farm , courtesy Rastacouere. Clear straw colour. Quite agricultural aroma with a modicum of farmyard and manure. More fruity on the palate. Sweetish mouthfeel with restrained tannins. A pleasant, easy drinking farmhouse cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
Appearance
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 1   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Aroma
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Hay: XX   Brett : 2   Floral: 3   Wood: 3   Leather: XX   Barnyard : 2   Medicine : 2   Phenols: XX   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 3  
Notes: Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 2 Pear : XX   Tropical FruitsXX  
Flavor
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Juicy: 3   Sourness : 2   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : 2   Complex: XX   Length : 1
Palate
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: 2   Sharp: XX   Chalk : XX   Astringence : 2   Tea tannins : 2   Alcohol : XX
Comments: Woody and juicy cider displaying firm tannins.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Plastic milk bottle from Middle Farm, thanks to Chris. Golden with no head. Sweet and slightly medicinal aroma with a more sour apple taste and hint of vanilla. Simple yet effective.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Plastic milk bottle from Middle Farm thanks to Chris (and probably David too). Woody and sourwith some nice sweetness but not enough dryness. Juicy and straight down the line cider.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
Bottled from Middle Farm drunk at Chris_oís HogTownHarry meet up. Clear gold with no head. Some baby vomit on aroma. Pretty harmless in mouth, some apple juice, no dryness even for a medium. Apple juicy on finish, aroma is not terrific, but rest is fine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
Jug. Shared with chris_o, mes_and_sim, harrisoni, reakt and duff - via chris_o. Slightly oily-looking gold pour, a tinge of green. Quite a funky, almost sour aroma of green apple, a hint of lambic lemon tartness. Tasteís the same - less sour, more of a straight-ahead ripe apple cider character. Light body, medium acidity, ultimately surprisingly sweet. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
Draught, White Horse, Hedgerley (South Bucks). Gravity dispense, poured by me. This is made in an existing part of a former Bulmers site (most was demolished). This is a very nice cider, which is just a little sweet for me. Goes down well.


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