Reviews of the best craft and small-scale Real Ciders from Australia and around the world. Real Cider comes from real apples and it is made by real people. Real Cider Reviews is about educating people about the history of cider and techniques that crafts men and women use to create real cider.
Methode Perry

Methode Perry

Australian

Methode Perry is a very limited release cider by the Hills Cider Company from South Australia. You’ll see why this is a small run cider when you see how much time and effort goes into making this pear cider.

The Methode Perry started life in 2010. The Hills Company decided to make a French style perry (pear cider) using pears normally used for the fruit bowl, rather than pears bred specially for perry production, mainly because there are next to none of these varieties growing in Australia. Perry pears are famous for being hard to grow, tall trees that mature very slowly. Pears for your heirs as they say.

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Flatbed Cider Crisp Apple Cider

Flatbed Cider Crisp Apple Cider

American

Flatbed Cider Crisp Apple is a new cider from Oregon in the Pacific North West of the USA. It is aiming to be a dry rustic cider, does the Flatbed Cider hit the spot?

I hear so many things about what’s going on in the American cider market thanks to twitter and podcasts. But it is a rare opportunity to taste any. So when Flatbed Cider offered me some samples I jumped at the chance. Continue reading

Flying Brick Draught Cider

Flying Brick Draught Cider

Australian

Flying Brick Draught Cider is made by the Flying Brick Cider company on the Bellarine Peninsula to the south of Melbourne. Flying Brick Cider company have a cider house open to the public. The cider house is a place to serve up  new experimental ciders but it also showcase the main stay ciders like the Flying Brick Draught Cider which we’re looking at today.

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