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Olivers Rock (SV) Perry Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Olivers
Perry Name: Rock Perry
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7%
Taste: Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Pears
Colour: Dull straw
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review:

Now I’m not new or anything to Olivers cider, but it is a first for me to get in a review on their perry. As I have heard so many good things about their perry, then it would be a crime not to have tried and reviewed it. This perry is single variety which is made from the rock perry pear grown on Olivers orchard. Single variety perries in my opinion seem to work a lot better than a single variety cider, but maybe that’s because I have yet to find a truly bad one yet for perry. The Blakeney Red one is a great variety, so how will this match up to the likes of this?

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Olivers Yarlington Mill (SV) Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Olivers
Cider Name: Yarlington Mill
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Fruity
Colour: Dull amber
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review:

When I got to the Bristol Cider Shop Cider/Perry Festival, I just had to try every cider there to see what was on offer. After going through around 10 of them, I opted for a pint of the Olivers Yarlington Mill cider. This isn’t the first time I have had an Olivers cider, but it was the first time I had tried the Yarlington Mill range. The cider is a single variety cider, which is made from the Yarlington Mill cider apple (from 5 different orchards) and then matured in old oak rum barrels.

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Bristol Cider Shop Cider & Perry Festival 2011 @ The Gryphon Review

Address: The Gryphon, 41 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AP

Date: 8th-9th July 2011

Date Visted: 8th & 9th July 2011

Review:

Having taken the Friday off work to relax and chill, I thought there was no better way to start my weekend than with a nice pint of proper cider. Where else could I go but a cider festival! So off I popped down in the pouring rain to The Gryphon.

I went to their previous event earlier in the year, but that was more ale orientated and did not have a wide range of cider. This time, it was all about the cider and plenty of it too. There were around 14 ciders on display when I came on the Friday and a few left behind in reserve. The selection was ordered with the sweeter ciders on the right and the more dry ones on the left, this was so people could figure out which ciders were more likely to be for them. As the ciders were all bag-in-box (with the exception of Totterdown Press), it meant you could have a sample of the delicious stuff before you bought it. Not all places allow that, so thumbs up to that.

The Friday night was pretty quiet, but then again this was 5:30pm when I went. It did have a good atmosphere though. On the Saturday it was really busy and buzzing. By the Saturday when we came around 9pm, about 3 or 4 ciders had sold out. Though there was still plenty left for everyone.

Prices for the cider were £1.25 per half/£2.50 per pint or buy 5 raffle tokens for £10, with each token being a pint. There were other drinks such as Slider (sloe gin with cider) that were being sold, but they were not the reason I went to the festival. The pork rolls on offer from the kitchen were apparently lovely, but unfortunately I was well fed else where on both nights, so I could not sample their delights.

During the course of the 2 days I was there (not literally 2 straight days I might add!), I have to say my personal highlight was the Olivers Yarlington Mill. This was a really good tasty cider, which will be reviewed soon. 2 other notable mentions were the Totterdown Press (who sent out their first commercial batch for this) and Once Upon A Tree – Tumpy Ground, who were both good in their own little ways.

It’s a shame the upstairs wasn’t huge, but there was ample room for the amount of people this was catered for. For anyone wishing to have their ‘Titanic’ moment, the balcony was just the right shape and size for it. It was meant to be a smoking area, but it was a bit squeezed for that! Overall it was a splendid festival and will definitely go to the next one.

Some ciders sampled:

Olivers Yarlington Mill Once Upon A Tree Tumpy Ground
Totterdown Press Dry Cider Ross-On-Wye Farmhouse Perry

Session Times:

Fri 8th July: 12pm-12am

Sat 9th July: 12pm-12am

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