Sandford Orchards, DEV, UK

picture of Sandford Orchards Ice Cider submitted by pubgypsy
picture of Sandford Orchards Ice Cider submitted by pubgypsy

Ice Cider

ABV: 15.0%
500 ml serving:

Ice cider. Dry, full bodied, plus somewhat sour.

Taste Properties


reviewer pubgypsy
pubgypsy (1006) said:
A nice ice cider, but only to be consumed in small quantities. Perhaps with a very mature West Country cheese. Key Apple Varieties. Tremlett's Bitter, Yarlington Mill & Black Dabinett. Tasted at Sandford Orchards, Crediton.
Reviewed on 01 Mar 2019
reviewer Judge
Judge (14754) said:
Dark amber colour, light haziness and still. Aroma of dried fruit. Flavour has raisins and wood. A sherry feel but drier and more bitter than any other ice cider I’ve had previously. Burnt apple and tannic finish. As an aside and irrelevant to this review: Following my initial tasting I added a couple of glugs of Somerset Cider Brandy’s Kingston Black Aperitif to this ice cider and would highly recommend trying it.
Reviewed on 26 Dec 2020

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reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13082) said:
Comes in a tall, slender-necked, 500 ml, corked bottle. Intense, dark bronze colour, with a raisin and wood aroma. Smooth, sherry-like flavour, quickly becomes dry on the palate, and develops a somewhat bitter, apple-skin aftertaste, with dark tannins in the finish. Very different from other ice ciders I have tasted, especially in the dryness, and bitter aftertaste. More of an aperitif, or a cocktail base, than others, too. Not entirely to my taste.
Reviewed on 25 May 2019

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