Rich's Cider - Medium (Farmhouse / Scrumpy)

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Brewed by Rich's Cider
Style: Cider
Highbridge, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Available in 500ml & 1l jars, in 1l 2l & 4l poly cans, in 2.5l flagons and on draught from 10l & 20l bag-in-box containers.
May sometimes be labelled as "Traditional Farmhouse" but it’s the same product.
A medium, still cider made from a blend of apple varieties.
A 50/50 blend of the Sweet and the Dry

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3.4
daniele (9888) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2017
on tap oro carico velato succo mela buccia medio dolce fruttato Poco gasato
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2016 Total Score: 3.5
oro aranciato velato praticamente piatto lieve succo mela filo ossidazione non molto secco lieve acidita buona bevaN

3.4
Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from the cider shop in Cheddar. It pours hazy bright orange. The nose is earthy, musty, funky, farmyard, apple skin, wood, light vanilla, marzipan and some apple pie. The taste is dry, bitter - sweet, wood, earth, apple skin, hay, touch of spice and damp leaves with a dry finish. Medium body and slightly oily mouth-feel. Not a huge amount of depth, but I quite like the balance. Decent.

3.3
jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
2015-09-20. Yellow body, headless. Aroma of apple seeds and acetone, apple stems. Floral touches. Flavour is sort of sweet up front, then quite dry in the finish. Average to light bodied palate, low carbonation. Thought it was sweet but it’s really not. A bit rough in the finish. On cask at The Apple, Bristol, UK.

3.3
apickles (620) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Sampled at the Stockton Arc annual Ale and Arty Beer Festival. Light yellow colouring with a sour cider nose. A nice tasty number- apply, medium sweet but a little too drying on the mouth.

3.7
Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
@ Cider Barge, Bristol. Pretty cloudy, light appley, sweet start and getting tarter towards the finish. A splash of pedio as well. Slight complexity, good cider.

3.5
minutemat (6257) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Draught @ The Apple cider boat, Bristol. Pours hazy light orange with a balanced, light fruity taste. Slightly floral with some barnyard but minimal tannin. Accessible blend, very nice.

3.3
leaparsons (10866) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Glass jug. Hazy gold with no carbonation. Aromas are woody with earthy apple and pithy skin. Hints of caramel with peppery alcohol and some barnyard notes. Flavours are sweet, earthy apple with pithy, dry apple skin and tannins. Yeasty with a fairly agricultural character. Decent.
Earlier Rating: 5/1/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Polypin from Rich’s Cider. Golden with a light haze. Aromas are ripe juicy apple with woody, barnyard notes. Floral honey with citrus and vinegar. Flavours are sweet apple juice with apple skin. Some yeast spritz with oak woodiness. Dry and lightly musty to finish. A nice easy drinker.

3.1
SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
From barrel at Doniford Bay Holiday Park, Watchet. Hazy yellow. Aroma of farmhouse apples. Taste is tart, more oak than the dry and a touch sweet. Still cider. Decent.

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undercurrent25 (2246) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
My girlfriend brought me this back from Somerset, she got it from the cider farm, Taste is musty and barnyard like, appearance is still and cloudy, palate is of a farm. An aquired taste, I don’t mind it, can make your breath stink

3.7
ALLOVATE (3089) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2012
Out the 1 litre flagon glass. Collected from Somerset back in August 2011 so high time I cracked it.
Cellar temp and into a tallboy. Opaque orange copper - ill of life. An intense waft of what I can only say is apple in all its glory - core, pith, sprig, top soil and orchard combined; uncleaned and musty; wrapped and then unwrapped. Oaken, dry and parching on the palate. Low gravity though oily and still upon the tongue. Fruit is of old, musty red apples but it works well. Low acidity, full fruit and orchard nuances with a long linger. Very much open doors to the fruit Rich’s used. I very much liked this one. Got wobbly legs after empty. Gone all ’Scrumpy-like’. Quality with a year in it! (Rich’s farm shop, Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset)
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Polypin, room temperature @ The Plough Inn, Taunton, Somerset.
Muddy, dull orange-amber body and still with a little apple pulp floating about. The nose holds wads of chunky fell fruit, peel, apple seeds, damp wooden barrels, hessian, vanilla and chamomile tea, groovy! Sweetish, full and plump in the mouth, quite hairy in back with traces of vanillin and more damp wood. Fruit flavour is oh so nice, ripe and penetrating. Traces of lychee and pear amongst so much apple, the linger is incredibly long, tangy and tight, woody notes and just a little earth builds. This is a great cider. Not the most complex, but surprisingly fresh and raw. This is a real Scrumpy from its appearance through to its poise on the palate. Great session stuff!!!


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