Archive for March, 2013

Carey Organic Chisel Jersey Blend Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Carey Organic
Cider Name: Chisel Jersey Blend
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7.1%
Taste: Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Dry/Rustic apples/Floral
Colour: Orange/Copper
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Truffles Deli, Ross-On-Wye
Date: 25/03/13

I’ve really been slacking on my reviews lately, though this has mainly been because work has gone crazy and I’ve had so many plans and things to catch up with. Monday is a standard quiet day for me and thankfully I’ve got time to have a new cider or 2 tonight in the peace of my own home. Luckily I still have a few new bottles left from my previous Herefordshire trip and that’s what I will be starting with tonight. Up first is the Chisel Jersey blend from Carey Organic.

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Ross-On-Wye Eddie’s Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Ross-On-Wye
Cider Name: Eddie’s Cider
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 6%
Taste: Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Ripe rustic apples
Colour: Dull yellow/Golden
Clarity: Lightly cloudy
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Ross-On-Wye
Date: 21/03/13

After having the good experience of the Celtic Marches Abrahalls Dry Still Cider earlier, my 2nd cider of the night is going to be a random pick from the fridge. I close my eyes and aim to pick something cider related from the fridge and it ends up being the Ross-On-Wye Eddie’s Cider, though it was oh so close to being a box of eggs!

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Celtic Marches Abrahalls Dry Still Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Celtic Marches
Cider Name: Abrahalls Dry Still Cider
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Apples
Colour: Dull yellow
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Celtic Marches
Date: 21/03/13

Wow, time has flown by again this week! Since my last review I’ve gone and won a pub quiz, worked too hard and also booked a camping trip in May for a friend’s birthday. As they say, you have to work hard and play hard and I’m certainly doing that. Whilst I have a bit of free time, I think I’ll go try some new ciders out. Up first tonight is the Celtic Marches Abrahalls Dry Still Cider.

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5th-6th April – Rothwell Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Leeds, Yorkshire) Preview

Address: Rothwell Parish Church, Church Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS26 0QL (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 5th April: 6pm-10:30pm (£5*)
Sat 6th April: 12pm-10pm (£5*)

* = This includes entrance, a Beer Festival Glass, a Programme & a voucher for the first 1/2 pint free.

Tickets: Available on the door

Concessions: If you attend on the second day and show your glass at the door then entry is £3

Drinks: £1.50 per half pint

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5th-6th April – Yeovil Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Yeovil, Somerset) Preview

Address: Yeovil College, Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4DR (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 5th April: 6pm-11pm (£5*)
Sat 6th April: 12pm-11pm (£5*)

* = Includes YBF Glass & Programme

Tickets: Tickets can be bought from here. Tickets may be available on the day but only in limited numbers.

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28th March-1st April – The Green Man Spring Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Bristol) Preview

Address: The Green Man, 21 Alfred Place, Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8HD (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 28th March: 4pm-12am (FREE)
Fri 29th March: 12pm-1am (FREE)
Sat 30th March: 12pm-1am (FREE)
Sun 31st March: 12pm-11pm (FREE)
Mon 1st April: 12pm-11pm (FREE)

Tickets: N/A

Ciders/Perries: The following ciders/perries will be available:

Rich’s Medium

Chestnut farm:
Dry & Medium

Severn Cider:
Redstreak

Nempnetts:
Piglets Perry
Piglets choice, Medium

Food: Hog will be roasted on the Saturday.

Entertainment: Morris dancers will be performing on the Saturday.

Previous Review: Cider & Cheese Festival 2011

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5th May – Somerset Cider & Cheese Fayre 2013 (Compton Martin, Bristol) Preview

Address: Ring O Bells, Compton Martin, Bristol, BS40 6JE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sun 5th May: 12pm-Dusk (Free)

Tickets: N/A

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