Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Sandford Orchards

Style: Cider
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This cider comes from award-winning craft cider maker Sandford Orchards who make it at their family-run farm near Crediton in Devon. The apples, grown on or within 10 miles of the farm, include the wonderfully named Farmers Glory and Slack-ma-Girdle varieties. This golden cider has a light tone, crisp bite and a pleasing bittersweet finish with bags of apple on the palate. Perfect match for... Great with salads and cold meats, fruity chutney and bread, this also has enough character to go with pasta dishes. A wonderful lunch time cider.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, - OCT 28, 2012
decent enough cider. better than the usual supermarket pish. good meaty apple flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8817) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Manchester. Clear paler golden coloured cider. Relatively smooth with a stated and sweet enough apple flavour, with a good potency to it too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Medium dry. Pale golden with no head retention. Sweet apple, dry appleskin, yellow apple, dry nutty woodiness, treebark. Medium sweet and light bitter, slightest fruity acidic note. Under medium body, thin sparkly carbonation, sulfites, sugary sweetness yet slightly dry mouthfeel. Quite clean and bit one dimensional in aroma but still nice. Reminiscent of the ciders from Brittany but a bit cleaner and less outspoken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours pale yellow with no head. Carbonation looks high. Aromas of sour apples, apple skin. Taste is dry, light sour. Bit fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Appearance - pale golden with steady carbonation and no head. Looks like a cider. Nose - sour apples, apple skins and savoury yeast notes. Taste - initially sour apples then sweeter on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - this is pretty good. Less carbonation and its there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (366) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle at home, 07/09/16. Most of it went in to a stew but enough left to taste. Sweet and sour aroma. Tickles the nose. Very light gold. Slight frothy head. Initial sweetness followed by a slightly bitter end. Light and bouyant mouthfeel, with a dry finish. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (956) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Pale golden color. Aroma of apples and a touch of cinnamon. Taste of semi sweet apples and a bit tannin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17649) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at home, 16/04/16. Clear golden blonde with topped with white bubbles that soon dissipate. Nose is crisp apple, green berry pang, straw. Taste comprises apple skin, gooseberry yoghurt, straw, grain, orchard fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piw (887) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und golden ohne Schaumkrone. Intensiver Apfelgeschmack, angenehm sss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7232) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2016
Appearance: Clear golden color with a small bubbly white head.
Aroma: Mild pleasant acidic apple.
Palate: Medium body. Pleasant mellow sweetness and a fine acidity. Average carbonation. Mild dry texture.
Taste: Pleasant mellow acidic apple.
Overall impression: Nice fresh cider.
Personal stats: Bottle from Marks & Spencer at Stansted Airport (London), England

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (11629) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours pale golden with no head. Aroma of sweet apples, light funky notes, applesauce and a touch of wood. Flavour is moderate sweet. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

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