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Brewed by Sheppy’s Cider
Style: Cider
Taunton, England

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bottled only - available in 500ml bottles.
A sparkling, single varietal cider made with the Kingston Black apple variety.

Originating in the vale of Taunton Deane, this apple variety is a shy bearer of high quality, crimson red fruit which gives a refreshingly crisp flavour to this deliciously appley sparkling cider.

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ALLOVATE (3048) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle, just on cold @ Sheppy’s Cellar door, Taunton, Somerset.
Could be the strangest notes I’ve ever written for a cider I actually loved drinking.
Cap comes off with a burp. Orange tinged medium gold, quite bright, with a flurry of fine carbonation pushing up a ring of white on the meniscus that holds and leaves a fine lace. Sweaty barnyard animals and freshly turned topsoil, a lot of orchard in the dew of morning, damp grass, chicken faeces, country lanes, damp, watery condensation on green timber and late moss; this just heaved the country in the aroma. It smelt of the very farm in which its orchards lie. Extraordinary, captivating, oh and it has just a touch of tart fruit. In the mouth it is aggressively sour, acidic, and dry to the point of puckering. Fruit is there, clean, fresh like it has just been picked, but almost as a soft edition to the phenomenal fermentation by-products produced. Very earthy, again the aroma just plays into the long, lingering all-farm funkiness of it. It is light, the carbonation just a spritzy prickle that heightens the extraordinarily unique flavours of it. The alcohol nowhere to be seen. It really leaves a lasting impression. Crisp, tart and quenching all round, but not for everyone as I soon found out handing it around to my partner and co. Definitely unique! (50cL, no date stamp)

3.2
FatPhil (16646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2011
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)
Lovely sharp aroma. Packed full of apples, but the sharpness never subsides. Crisp and refreshing in the mouth. Again, tons of fruit, but with a nice bite to it. Sharp. Covers 7.2% well, a very easy drinker.

3.6
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
[email protected] Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is apples, mild wooden and some acidic notes. Flavour is being quite much the same with a quite strong vanillaish touch in the finish.

3.7
Leighton (21822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Clear gold pour with a light, foamy head. Tart apple aroma. Sweet and dry flavor, light sugar, funk and understated apple. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faintly dry finish, a little bit of must and apples. Really nice.

3.5
chrisv10 (17925) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle. Clear pale golden with small diminishing white head. Flavour is apples, very dry, little acid, little tart, little citrus and a little sweet.

3.5
fonefan (49996) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear glass @ HenrikSoegaard Sommerhus Tasting - Handrup Strand.

Clear medium yellow colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, tart apple, wood, barnyard notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, "chicken butt", dry dry. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20110626]

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark yellow colour. Powerfull apple flavor. Dry fantastic powerfull apple flavor. Long heavy apple flavor. Average moderate finish. Oily palate. very nice cider.

3.7
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a nice white head. Aroma and taste with tart apples and general fruit notes. Palate is oily and finish is dry and nice. Very crisp.

3.4
EHSRanders (2076) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with small creamy white mostly diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Sweet fruity flavor.

3.5
saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle courtesy fonefan. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are nice tart apples, wood and notes of sugar.


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