Dry, full bodied, austere cider. Includes English "West Country" plus related ciders. Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still petillant) and sweetness (dry, medium)
Full body. No overt apple character, but flavors that may suggest apples. Some tannin present with moderate astringency, with some bitterness. May have smoky bacon character. Medium to deep gold color. Clear to brilliant.
Apples with some sugar adjuncts. High gravity wine, champagne or ale yeast. Often distinguished by apple variety (Kingston Black, Stoke Red, Dabinett, Foxwhelp, Yarlington Mill, Jerseys).
White Oak Traditional and Kinston Black, Westcott Bay Vintage, Farmum Hill Farmhouse, Burrow Hill, Dunkerton