Archive for September, 2011

Rosie’s Triple D Medium Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Rosie’s
Cider Name: Triple D Medium
Region: Denbighshire
ABV: 7%
Taste: Medium
Served: Half-pint at room temperature
Smell: Apple
Colour: Golden yellow
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review:

When I got to the International Craft Cider Festival, I went straight in at the deep end and bought a cider without even trying it. I don’t usually do that, as I like to try before I buy, but the excitement of being there just got the better of me. My other half suggested we went to see the Rosie’s Triple D guy (Steve Hughes), who was in the Welsh cider tent, as he looked a bit lonely. I duly obliged and went to see what was on offer from his stall.

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13th-15th October – Huddersfield CAMRA Oktoberfest 2011 Preview

Address: Sikh Leisure Centre, Prospect Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 13th October: 6pm-10:30pm (£3)
Fri 14th October: 12pm-11pm (£3)
Sat 15th October: 11am-11pm (£3)

Concessions: £1 entry to card carrying CAMRA members at ALL times times. Entry for students will be £1 on Thursday evening for NUS card holders.

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Mr Whitehead’s Boxing Dog Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Mr Whitehead’s
Cider Name: Boxing Dog
Region: Hampshire
ABV: 7.5%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Half-pint at room temperature
Smell: Fruity
Colour: Light straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review:

Surprisingly for me this is my first review of a Mr Whitehead’s cider. Having had one of their other ciders, Cirrus Minor, plenty of times previously (in the likes of Wetherspoons), it has escaped my reviewing thus far. Though not anymore, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this would you?!?

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Millwhites Straw Pressed Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Millwhites
Cider Name: Straw pressed cider
Region: Somerset/Hertfordshire
ABV: 7%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Half-pint at room temperature
Smell: Apple
Colour: Dull golden
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review:

Having previously enjoyed the Millwhites Rioja Cask cider at the Lazy Dog a good few months back, I thought I would see how the straw pressed cider compared to it when I recently visited the Bristol Cider Festival. Straw pressed cider is how cider used to be pressed through back in the day, but I rarely see it done with cider now. Presumably it is not as effective or not to everyone’s taste.

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1st October – Yeoford (Crediton, Devon) Cider Festival 2011 Preview

Address: Yeoford Village Hall, Yeoford, Crediton, Devon, EX17 5HZ (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 1st October: 12pm-Late (£3*)

* = includes souvenir glass and programme.

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29th September-1st October – Hull CAMRA Beer/Cider Festival 2011 Preview

Address: Mortimer Suite, Hull City Hall, Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RQ (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 29th September: 12pm-5pm (Free) & 5pm-11pm (£3 or £5 for 2 people)
Fri 30th September: 12pm-4pm (Free) & 5pm-11pm (£3 or £5 for 2 people)
Sat 1st October: 12pm-8pm (Free)

Concessions: Free entry to card carrying CAMRA members at ALL times times.

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29th September-1st October – 37th Sheffield CAMRA Steel City Beer/Cider Festival 2011 Preview

Address: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf Street, Sheffield, S1 2BP (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 29th September: 12pm-5pm (£1) & 5pm-11pm (£3.50)
Fri 30th September: 12pm-5pm (£3) & 5pm-11pm (£5)
Sat 1st October: 12pm-11pm (£5)

Concessions: Free entry to card carrying CAMRA members for all sessions except Friday evening where it is £2. Student price is £3.50 on Friday evening.

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