Archive for October, 2012

Dunkertons Organic Perry Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Dunkertons
Perry Name: Organic Perry
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Pears
Colour: Dull straw
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 17/10/12

After finally getting back from holiday and giving the cider a rest for a couple of days, I thought I’d get myself a perry. It’s been a while since I had a perry and luckily for me there was a Dunkertons perry in the fridge just begging to be drank.

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Pips Dry Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Pips
Cider Name: Dry
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7.5%
Taste: Dry
Served: 750ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Apple
Colour: Golden/Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 15/10/12

I’m still on the train back to Amsterdam and I couldn’t resist but crack open another cider. I am on holiday after all and I need to enjoy myself with what time left before the daily grind starts tomorrow.

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Gold Rush Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Oliver’s/Virtue Cider
Cider Name: Gold Rush
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 6.7%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: 750ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Apples
Colour: Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 15/10/12

It’s the final day of my trip to Dusseldorf and Amsterdam, so what better way to end it than with a transatlantic cider too in the form of Gold Rush.

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Cyril Zangs Cidre Brut Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Cyril Zangs
Cider Name: Cidre Brut
Region: Normandy, France
ABV: ??%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Chilled champagne flute
Smell: Apples/Ethanol
Colour: Dull amber/Copper
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Moes, Amsterdam
Date: 13/10/12

So day 2 in Amsterdam, after a whirlwind first day in the city, and back to Moes I have gone. I have taken in a good bit of local culture, but I do miss the good apple taste after a while. There’s only so much beer i can take before it drives me insane! I so nearly went for a cider elsewhere, but at €12 a pop, even I couldn’t justify that!

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Giard Cidre AOP Pays d’Auge Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Giard
Cider Name: Cidre AOP Pays d’Auge
Region: Normandy, France
ABV: 3.5%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Champagne flute lightly chilled
Smell: Rustic apples
Colour: Dull copper
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Moes, Amsterdam
Date: 12/10/12

So it’s my first truly trip abroad for cider and Amsterdam is the first place of choice. Well we didn’t choose the trip for the cider, but while over here we had to check out what was on offer! After a quick check on Twitter, we were told Moes was our best bet to try first in our search for cider.

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