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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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4.5
minutemat (5787) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Hereford Cider Museum. What a great cider this is! God bless you Sheppys. This has a wondrously crisp tannic bite with a beautiful fruitiness that smacks you in the chops with a powerfully complete cider taste, and a dry finish that leaves you begging for more. Awesome stuff.

4.1
Benzai (16185) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear pale golden color, virtually no head. Aroma is only lightly sweetish, a bit sweet - sour, green apples, apple peel. Taste sweet - sour - bitter, green apples, dried apples, apple peel, vinous. Pretty to very dry finish. This I really like. Lovely cider imo.

4
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)

3.9
Holmen2 (3850) - NORWAY - APR 27, 2017
Bottle shared with JMD on board Fridtjofen 27.04.17. Clear golden. Not much head. Fine aroma of apple zest and wild apples. Similar taste, with leather. Dry. Very good, interesting and with excellent drinkability.

3.8
Lowenbrau (4487) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2015
500ml bottle. 10-12-2015.
BBD: 07-2017.
In short: dry cider.
Pours dark gold with vanishing whiet head. Barnyarad, apple , champagne like aromas. Medium body, average to afot carbonation, oily texture. Taste is fruity, little tart, quite dry. Enjoyable.

3.8
caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle brought by a friend, medium sample. Clear golden color, short head. Aroma of green apple, dry wood, slight vanilla, touch of funk. Dry in taste, apple, slight wood. Crisp, quite complex (although I cant seem to describe a lot of characteristics :-)). Nice cider.

3.7
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2006
Bottled. Sharp and crisp, does exactly what you’d expect for this varietal with a lovely astringent feel to it.

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.

3.7
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.

3.7
Dedollewaitor (16232) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle from Voldby. Pours clear Golden with a collapsing head. Fresh Apples. Juicy. Red apples and mild wood. Crisp and tasty. Straight forwarded , perhaps simple but really tasty.


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