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The General

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


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reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (9919) 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.
Reviewed on 03 Apr 2018

4 likes
reviewer missusblaze
missusblaze (134) 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.
Reviewed on 24 Nov 2017
2 likes
reviewer danlo
danlo (1137) 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.
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2017
1 like
reviewer cidersays
cidersays (5042) said:
Too bitter for my liking, especially with the dryness and acidity.
Reviewed on 18 May 2017
1 like
reviewer Reena
Reena (642) said:
Strong fruit aroma, dry and fairly complex, but a little too watered down for my liking
Reviewed on 18 May 2017

1 like
reviewer herharmony23
herharmony23 (2289) 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.
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2017
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reviewer lizsavage
lizsavage (1877) 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.
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2017

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reviewer pubgypsy
pubgypsy (538) said:
Named as a tribute to Sir Redvers Buller, of Crediton. This vintage is matured in an 100 year old oak vat which has the nickname of "The General" Key Apple Varieties. Tremlett's Bitter, Farmers Glory & White Alphington. Tasted at Sandford Orchards, Crediton.
Reviewed on 01 Mar 2019

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