Burrow Hill Alf ‘N Alf Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Burrow Hill
Cider Name: Alf ‘N Alf
Region: Somerset
ABV: 6%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Half-pint at room temperature
Smell: Apples/Dry
Colour: Golden/Yellow
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop Cider Spectacular Festival
Date: 05/05/13

I’m still at the cider festival and a new cider is on the horizon again. Up next is the Burrow Hill Alf ‘N Alf

Burrow Hill are a quality Somerset producer and most renowned for their Somerset Cider Brandy. That stuff really is something else. It’s technically not a cider, but gorgeous never the less. Everything I’ve had of theirs have been of a good quality and can’t remember being disappointed.

This cider is named Alf ‘n’ Alf due to it being blended with their medium and dry ciders. Asking for half a Alf ‘n’ Alf is quite a mouthful too! The name itself is pretty self explanatory really when you think about it. Anyway onto the drinking, as that’s what the festival is all about!

The cider has a appley aroma with a good bit of dryness in the air too. My first sip was smooth, lovely apple drop and a lasting dry finish. It feels very well balanced and just easy to drink. I wouldn’t say it was the most exciting cider in the world for me, but it is tasty. It’s lacking some acidity for me personally, though it’s all about personal taste. There was some sharpness though and it is enjoyable.

Would I buy this again?: Yes
Overall Rating: 8/10


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