Biddenden Strong Kentish Cider - Dry

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Brewed by Biddenden Vineyards
Style: Cider
Ashford, England

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Available in 1 litre bottles (at 8.4%), keg, cask and polypins.
A strong, dry cider produced from a blend of Kentish culinary & dessert apples.

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2.8
saxo (18945) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2017
Cask @ Stafford Beer & Cider Festival. No head. Color is water. Aroma and taste are bittersweet apples, fruits, sugar and has a light sour and sweet finish.

3
Rasmus40 (21343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2017
Cask @ Stafford Beer & Cider Festival. Cloudy without color and without head. Aroma is sweet apples, green apples, fruity and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 280717

3.4
ManVsBeer (10680) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2017
Box @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Clear golden-yellow, clean and crisp despite a dominant dryness. It’s not quite feeling its strength.

3.5
Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Draught at Claret Freehouse. It pours clear very pale yellow with no head. The nose is earthy, musty, barnyard, appletiser and apple skin. The taste is dry, earth, apple skin, tangy apple, alcohol hit, tart pear, touch of acidity, white grape and wood. Medium body, pretty much flat and slick mouth - feel. Drinks easier than it should, consider you get a good boost from it. Solid.

3.4
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
In a box bag thing at Alehouse; Chelmsford; 17th February 2015. Clear as fook. Some Lime/apple colour-tone crossover. Aroma is sugar, apples, grains, medicinal notes. Taste is appetiser, medicine notes, dextrose sugar, pears, quite tarty and puckering like a good sour should be. Descent cider.

5
cagedskylark (1) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
Utterly delicious. Strong but you wake up feeling fresh in the morning, so it is totally pure. Just apples and probably sweeteners (because you do not put on weight with Biddenden cider). The most perfect drink I have ever tasted (apart from Karabakh wine, which is difficult to get)

3.1
pivnizub (10670) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle (from National Trust Shop Sissinghurst Castle, Kent): Very pale golden, clear, no foam, fruity - not too dry - nose: apples, what else, with a sourish mouldy touch; moderate to solid sweet-sourish flavour, well hidden alcohol, medium bodied, soft, not really dry; ( but) becoming a bit drier towards the fruity citrussy and vinous finish. Nice, but a tad too sweet…

3.2
fonefan (49586) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ The Bree Louise, 69 Coburg Street, Euston, London, England NW1 2HH.

[ As Biddenden Original Cider - Dry ABV: 8.0% ].
Unclear medium yellow colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate light heavy apple, light barnyard, vinegar notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, acidic apples, tart, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20101231]

2.4
Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
Pale. Relatively haze free. Taste is apple, sweet, relatively bland. Touch of alcohol. Very simple.

1.8
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
Box draft @ Beau Nash cider festival, Bath. Clear, dull gold. Watered down brass color and flat. Bland aroma. Sweet--leaves too many sugars on the tongue without giving anything else. Apple cooler-like. This one tastes really low class.


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