Archive for Cider/Perry Reviews

Bignose & Beardy Katy Oak SV Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Bignose & Beardy
Cider Name: Katy Oak SV
Region: Sussex
ABV: 5.6%
Taste: Medium
Served: 330ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Fresh apples
Colour: Golden/Yellow
Clarity: Lightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Bignose & Beardy
Date: 30/08/17

Blimey, it’s been a while again hasn’t it since my last review?!?! The year has been extremely event packed for me and I haven’t had a huge amount of time to dedicate to this blog, which I really should do. If there was more than 24 hours in a day then I would be able to write a little more often than I currently do! The ciders looking to kick-start that effort is a cracking trio that has arrived recently from Bignose & Beardy. The first of which is the Katy Oak SV.

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Hogan’s Killer Sharp Sour Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Hogan’s
Cider Name: Killer Sharp Sour Cider
Region: Warwickshire
ABV: 5.8%
Taste: Medium
Served: 500ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Sour apples
Colour: Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Hogan’s
Date: 22/02/17

It’s been a while folks, but thankfully I have got a little time on my hands to get down to reviewing some cider again. In the past few weeks I received a pleasant surprise in the post of 2 brand spanking new ciders from Hogan’s. These were the Killer Sharp cider and a keeved cider called French Revelation. Up first today is the Killer Sharp cider.

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Ramborn Farmhouse Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Ramborn
Cider Name: Farmhouse
Region: Luxembourg
ABV: 7%
Taste: Dry
Served: 500ml bottle at room temperature
Smell: Fresh Apples
Colour: Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Ramborn
Date: 04/10/16

Hello again all. Remember me? Oh go on, you must do surely? I know, I know, it’s been too long since the last review and I did promise to be a bit more regular with them previously. Unfortunately work and a social life has got in the way keeping this blog up to date, but I’m back again now. Up today is something I never expected to be saying on the blog and that is I have a cider or 3 to try from a small producer in Luxembourg.

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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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Sampford Courtenay Traditional Devon Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Sampford Courtenay
Cider Name: Traditional Devon Cider
Region: Devon
ABV: 5.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Lightly chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Rustic apples
Colour: Golden/Amber
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

From: Sampford Courtenay (01179418543)
Date: 01/06/15

After yet again a busy few months with work/life getting in the way, I can finally settle down in the house with not a care in the world and crack open a good bottle of cider to enjoy on a damp and drizzly Monday evening. One that’s been staring at me from the cider shelf, but as yet untouched, is the delightful looking Sampford Courtenay Traditional Devon Cider.

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Hansbauer Erbachhofer Apfelmost (SV) Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Hansbauer
Cider Name: Erbachhofer Apfelmost (SV)
Region: Lower Austria, Austria
ABV: 7.4%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: 1 litre bottle at room temperature
Smell: Acidic apples/Light wine
Colour: Extremely light straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Salon des Mostes Festival, Austria
Date: 03/04/15

Following on from trying the ApfelweinKontor WeinAusApfeln Bohnapfel & Boskoop Apfelwein mit Speierling (2013) Restsüss apfelwein earlier, I wanted to continue my cider exploration mission through Europe and the next stop is Austria. This is some of the cider I managed to get last year at the Salon des Mostes Festival, which comes in the shape of Erbachhofer Apfelmost (SV) from Hansbauer.

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