Archive for November, 2014

Viuda De Angelon Sidra de Pera Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Viuda De Angelon
Perry Name: Sidra de Pera
Region: Asturias, Spain
ABV: 5.2%
Taste: Medium
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Pear drops/White wine
Colour: Light straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: III INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDER FAYRE, Asturias
Date: 11/11/14

Following on from last week, I am keeping it all things Asturias at the moment, but this time I’m venturing into one of their few produced perries. This comes in the shape of the Sidra de Pera from Viuda De Angelon.

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2nd-6th December – 31st Pig’s Ear CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2014 (Hackney, London) Preview

Address: The Round Chapel, 1d Glenarm Road, Hackney, London, E5 0PU (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Tue 2nd December: 12pm-11pm (£5)
Wed 3rd December: 12pm-11pm (£5)
Thu 4th December: 12pm-11pm (£5)
Fri 5th December: 12pm-11pm (£5)
Sat 6th December: 12pm-11pm (£5)

Tickets: Available on the door

Concessions: £3 for card carrying CAMRA members. £8 for a season ticket.

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14th-15th November – Cheshire CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2014 (Chester, Cheshire) Preview

Address: Chester Racecourse, Grey Friars, The Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 14th November: 4pm-11pm (£4 before 6pm/£6 after)
Sat 15th November: 12pm-5pm (£4) & 6pm-11pm (£6)

Tickets: Available online. Click here for more details.

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November 2014 Cider Events

27th October-1st November – 37th Norwich CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – St. Andrews & Blackfriars Hall, Hall Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU

29th October-1st November – 40th Sheffield CAMRA Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S3 8RY

29th October-1st November – Birmingham CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – The New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 5PP

30th October-1st November – 10th Redhill CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Merstham Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3ED

6th-8th November – 24th Shrewsbury CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – The Morris Hall, Bellstone, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1JB

6th-8th November – 24th Wakefield CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – The Space, Waldorf Way, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 8DH

8th November – WPCS Annual Bonfire Night – Blaengawney Cider Farm, Hafodyrynys, Caerphilly, NP11 5AY

13th-15th November – 15th Belfast CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Ulster Hall, Bedford Street, Belfast, Country Antrim, BT2 7FF

13th-16th November – 19th Egham Real Ale & Cider Festival – Egham United Services Club, 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9PE

14th-15th November – Cheshire CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Chester Racecourse, Grey Friars, The Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

15th November – Republic of Somerset: A Winter’s Feast – Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, Hackney, London, EC2A 3JX

18th-22nd November – Rochford CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival – Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BU

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Manuel Busto Amandi Mayador “Produccion Limitada 2012” Sidra Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Manuel Busto Amandi
Cider Name: Mayador (Produccion Limitada 2012)
Region: Asturias, Spain
ABV: 5%
Taste: Medium/Sweet
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Ripe apples/Acidic
Colour: Golden/Yellow
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: III INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDER FAYRE, Asturias
Date: 04/11/14

Following on from last weeks French cidre reviews, I thought I’d keep the theme still international, but explore the Spanish sidra that they have to offer. This is a sidra I brought back last year from their big III INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDER FAYRE in Asturias and goes by the name of Mayador.

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Loic Raison Traditionnel Cidre Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Loic Raison
Cider Name: Traditionnel
Region: Brittany, France
ABV: 5.5%
Taste: Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Fruity/Farmhouse
Colour: Dull orange
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Le Bon Vin
Date: 02/11/14

The last instalment of my French cidre reviews this week is what looks the most promising and exciting cidre on paper. It’s cloudy, unfiltered and possibly maybe similar to our scrumpy? Well, we shall see if it is later on. Up next is the Traditionnel cidre from Loic Raison.

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