Archive for February, 2013

Lawrences Dry Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Lawrences Cider
Cider Name: Dry
Region: Dorset
ABV: 6%
Taste: Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Rustic apples
Colour: Dull orange
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 28/02/13

I’ve had a really slack week with the new cider reviews haven’t I. Trying to find the time lately to actually sit down and do a review has proved quite troublesome. However, today is the day I can sit back and relax and crack open a bottle of something new. Today that is the Dry cider from Lawrences

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Gwatkin Original Dry Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Gwatkin
Cider Name: Original Dry Cider
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Sweet apples
Colour: Copper
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 25/02/13

I’ve been a bit quiet on the new cider front again, which is mainly down to not getting my hands on anything new lately. That’s a bit of laziness on my part, as I could have gone to a cider farm or 2, however I had too many things to pack into last weekend and that one got the cut this time. Luckily the Bristol Cider Shop came to my rescue and I’ve found a couple more new ciders to keep me going for a few days. Up tonight is the Gwatkin Original Dry Cider.

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20th-23rd March – Leicester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2013 Preview

Address: Charotar Patidar Samaj Hall, Bay Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3AE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Wed 20th March: 5pm-11pm (£2.50)
Thu 21st March: 11am-11pm (Free before 3pm/£2.50 after 3pm)
Fri 22nd March: 11am-11pm (£2.50 before 3pm/£3.50 after 3pm)
Sat 23rd March: 11am-10pm (£2.50 before 5pm/Free after 5pm)

Tickets: Available on the door.

Concessions: Free admission all periods upon showing a valid CAMRA membership card.

Festival glass: The festival glass will be available in half pint goblet and tankards marked at 1/3 and 1/2 pint measure and pint straight, lined at 1/2 and pint, oversized and priced at £2.50. This is refundable when you have finished as long as the glass is not damaged.

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14th-16th March – Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival 2013 (Pudsey, Yorkshire) Preview

Address: Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Stanningley, Pudsey, Yorkshire, LS28 5TA (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 14th March: 11am-3pm (Free) & 5pm-11pm (£4)
Fri 15th March: 11am-3pm (Free) & 5pm-11pm (£5)
Sat 16th March: 11am-4pm (£4) & 6pm-11pm (£3)

Concessions: CAMRA members FREE at all times (except Friday evening, £3.00) and can gain admission 15 mins earlier at all sessions. Students showing valid NUS ID are admitted free on Thursday evening.

Tickets: Available on the door

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14th-16th March – 16th Bristol CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2013 Preview

Address: Brunel’s Old Station, Clock Tower Yard, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH (Website)

Entry Price/Session Times:

Thu 14th March: 7pm-11pm (£10*)
Fri 15th March: 11:30am-4pm (£10*) SOLD OUT & 7pm-11pm (£10*) SOLD OUT
Sat 16th March: 11:30am-4pm (£10*) SOLD OUT & 7pm-11pm (£9*)

* = Includes £5 of drink tokens

Tickets: Available at the Seven Stars pub or online here

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9th March – 1st Bromley CAMRA Cider Festival 2013 (Bromley, Kent) Preview

Address: The HG Wells Centre, St Marks Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9HG (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 9th March: 12pm-11pm (£1)

Concessions: Entry is FREE for CAMRA members, upon production of membership card.

Tickets: Available on the door

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6th-8th March – London Drinker CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2013 Preview

Address: Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU (Website)

Entry Price/Session Times:

Wed 6th March: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£3.50)
Thu 7th March: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£3.50)
Fri 8th March: 12pm-10:30pm (£3.50)

Concessions: £2.50 for CAMRA members instead of £3.50

Tickets: Available on the door

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