Posts tagged Devon Cider

Sampford Courtenay Traditional Devon Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Sampford Courtenay
Cider Name: Traditional Devon Cider
Region: Devon
ABV: 5.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Rustic apples
Colour: Golden/Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Sampford Courtenay (01179418543)
Date: 01/06/15

After yet again a busy few months with work/life getting in the way, I can finally settle down in the house with not a care in the world and crack open a good bottle of cider to enjoy on a damp and drizzly Monday evening. One that’s been staring at me from the cider shelf, but as yet untouched, is the delightful looking Sampford Courtenay Traditional Devon Cider.

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Ventons Skippy’s Scrumpy ‘Barrel 7’ Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Ventons
Cider Name: Skippy’s Scrumpy ‘Barrel 7’
Region: Devon
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Apples/Lightly rustic/Fruity
Colour: Dull yellow
Clarity: Lightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Ventons Cider Farm, Devon
Date: 18/06/13

Today I’m carrying on with my West Country Cider Tour cider reviews and up today is another classic from Devon, which was bought on the Sunday leg of the tour. The next beauty to be reviewed is the Barrel 7 cider from Ventons.

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Hunt’s Medium/Sweet Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Hunt’s
Cider Name: Medium/Sweet
Region: Devon
ABV: 6%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Rustic apples
Colour: Golden/Yellow
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Hunt’s Cider Farm, Devon
Date: 17/06/13

I’ve just about recovered from a manic West Country Cider Tour and I’m now drinking more fruits of my labour of that tour. I had a cracking pint of Naish’s Dry Cider yesterday and up today is the Hunt’s Medium/Sweet cider.

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North Hall Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: North Hall
Cider Name: Cider
Region: Devon
ABV: 7.5%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Acidic apples
Colour: Dull golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: The Orchard Inn, Bristol
Date: 31/03/13

This weekend has been a mental one. Lots of football and drinking, an amazing Sunday roast and now a few pints in the best cider pub in Bristol. The Orchard Inn is like an institution and if I was a religious man, then I’d be here every week to pray to the cider god. Tonight’s tipple is the North Hall Cider from Devon.

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Lyme Bay Sparkling Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Lyme Bay
Cider Name: Sparkling Cider
Region: Devon
ABV: 4.8%
Taste: Medium
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Ripe apples
Colour: Golden/Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 29/01/13

Today has been one of those days for me that have actually been ok. Work didn’t piss me off as much as it sometimes can, I had a lovely spaghetti bolognese for dinner and now time to settle down with a few ciders, whilst I decide on what my next cider & food adventure will be tomorrow. My first cider of the evening is the Lyme Bay Sparkling Cider.

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