Archive for February, 2016

Mostbaron Gourmetmost Preh Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Mostbaron Gourmetmost
Cider Name: Preh
Region: Lower Austria, Austria
ABV: 7.5%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Sweet pears/Wine-like
Colour: Light straw/Almost clear
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Salon des Mostes Festival, Austria
Date: 18/02/16

A week has flown by since my review of the Beard & Sabre Bubbly Shipment review and it’s time for another review for you guys. Maybe I’ll make it a regular Thursday thing? We shall see how life treats me, but it could well be a regular occurrence. Up next in my cider/perry journey I thought I’d go across Europe to Austria and try some of their perry that I completely forgot I had any left on my cider shelf. Tonight I shall be trying some of the Preh perry from Mostbaron Gourmetmost.

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Beard & Sabre Bubbly Shipment Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Beard & Sabre
Cider Name: Bubbly Shipment
Region: Gloucestershire
ABV: 5.5%
Taste: Dry
Served: 330ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Wine-like/Tart Apples
Colour: Yellow/Straw
Clarity: Lightly cloudy
Carbonation: Light natural fizz

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Beard & Sabre
Date: 11/02/16

Good evening all and welcome back to my cider reviews. Remember me? I know, I know, it’s been over 6 months since my last review, but it’s good to be back. Unfortunately life got in the way before with the reviewing side of things, but thankfully I’m back now to do this a bit more regularly. Up first tonight is a new kid on the block in the cider world in the form of a Bubbly Shipment from Beard & Sabre.

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17th-19th March – Leeds CAMRA Beer, Cider & Perry Festival 2016 (Pudsey, Yorkshire) Preview

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

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 17th March: 11am-3pm (Free) & 5pm-11pm (£4)
Fri 18th March: 11am-11pm (Free before 5pm/£5 after 5pm)
Sat 19th March: 11am-11pm (£5 before 5pm/£3 after 5pm)

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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10th-12th March – 19th Bristol CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016 Preview

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

Entry Price/Session Times:

Thu 10th March: 7pm-11pm (£10*)
Fri 11th March: 11:30am-4pm (£10*) & 6:30pm-11pm (£10*)
Sat 12th March: 11:30am-4pm (£10*) & 6:30pm-11pm (£9*)

* = Includes £4 of drink tokens

Tickets: Available to buy from 7th Feb. Click here for full ticket details and current availability.

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9th-12th March – Leicester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016 Preview

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

Entry Price/Session times:

Wed 9th March: 5pm-11pm (£2.50)
Thu 10th March: 11am-11pm (£2.50)
Fri 11th March: 11am-11pm (£2.50 before 3pm/£3.50 after 3pm)
Sat 12th 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 tankards and goblets marked at 1/3 and 1/2 pint measures, and pints straight glasses lined at 1/2 and pint, which will be priced at £2.50. This is refundable when you have finished as long as the glass is not damaged. They do make great souvenirs to take home though! You can also bring your own glass to use but it must be government or CE stamped. If doing this you must still buy a festival glass upon entry but you can refund this whenever you please during the festival.

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2nd-4th March – London Drinker CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016 Preview

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

Entry Price/Session Times:

Wed 2nd March: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£4)
Thu 3rd March: 12pm-3pm (Free) & 5pm-10:30pm (£4)
Fri 4th March: 12pm-10:30pm (£4)

Concessions: £3 for CAMRA members instead of £4

Tickets: Available on the door

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3rd-5th March – Wigan CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2016 (Wigan, Lancashire) Preview

Address: Robin Park Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0UH (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Thu 3rd March: 5:30pm-11pm (£2)
Fri 4th March: 12pm-11pm (£1 before 6pm/£3 after 6pm)
Sat 5th March: 11:30am-10pm (£2)

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

Tickets: Available on the door

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