picture of Sandford Orchards The General submitted by kiyose
picture of Sandford Orchards The General submitted by kiyose

The General

Sandford Orchards, Devon, United Kingdom
ABV: 8.4%
English style cider. Dry, strongly astringent, and moderate bitterness.

Average Taste Ratings
My Taste Ratings


reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (3910) said:
Comes in a 330 ml bottle. Golden colour, with a honeyed aroma which carries an acrid tobacco tone. The flavour is of honey with vanilla, but with a bitter, wooden aftertaste, suggestive of a whisky cask. Complex and unusual, though not entirely successful: the alcohol burn masks some of the expected subtler tones.
reviewer missusblaze
missusblaze (133) said:
This cider is very dry and has an aftertaste that lasts quite a while(i had very spicy jerky a few hours after and could still taste cider rather than jerky). Despite that it is a nice tasting cider if you're into the dry ones. Not a cider I would drink regullarly but I would happily drink it every so often.
reviewer danlo
danlo (1012) said:
330ml bottle from Morrisons, Darlington UK. Golden colour, white foam head that rapidly dissipates away and aroma of apple, woody oak. Taste is fruity apple, sweetish, with brandy, wood, boozy, bitter earthy tannins. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, drying bitter tannic finish. Quite drinkable.
1 like
reviewer cidersays
cidersays (4405) said:
Too bitter for my liking, especially with the dryness and acidity.
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reviewer Reena
Reena (620) said:
Strong fruit aroma, dry and fairly complex, but a little too watered down for my liking
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reviewer herharmony23
herharmony23 (1923) said:
This is a fairly dry one, bitter, not as fruity as I tend to like and doesn't seem that English in style to me (though I've only had about half a dozen english ciders, so what do I know?) There's a nice light taste at first, then BAM-big bitter hit. Not a fave.
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reviewer lizsavage
lizsavage (1754) said:
I don't know a English it is, but definitely astringent. Dry but nice fruit and body. A little too astringent for my taste.
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