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.
Cheeky Rascal Methode Traditionelle

Cheeky Rascal Methode Traditionelle

Australian

Rebello Wines are doing some interesting things in cider these days, they are introducing new ideas to the Australian market under the Cheeky Rascal label. They’ve done mulled cider kits and cider with fresh strawberries. But today I get to review Cheeky Rascals’ most premium cider, the Methode Traditionelle apple cider.

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Lobo Cider – Norman

Lobo Cider – Norman

Australian

Turning our attention to a Brut(e) of a cider by Lobo Cider. The first time I reviewed a Lobo it was just a bit too sweet for me. Now I get to review Norman by Lobo, their “European” style bottle conditioned dry cider. If I can stop admiring the artwork on the bottle I might lift the cap. Continue reading

What is Methode Traditionalle Cider?

What is Methode Traditionalle Cider?

What Is Cider

There are many ways to make cider. I want to talk about the champagne method or as you may have heard me call it Methode Traditionelle Cider. But this French sounding technique was actually pioneered in England and what happened next changed the beverage world forever.

So lets talk about how it works then a little about the history of it.

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New England Cider Company Ice Breaker

New England Cider Company Ice Breaker

Australian Cider Maker Profile

I’m pretty excited about this cider review. Not only is New England Cider Company one of the newest names in the Australian Cider industry they are also from my region of New South Wales. This makes their first cider, the Ice Breaker, as far as I can tell, the most northern cider in Australia.

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Two Rivers Dry English Hard Apple Cider

Two Rivers Dry English Hard Apple Cider

American

Next on my American Hard Cider review series is Two Rivers’ Dry English Cider. This Northern Californian Cider is a true new world cider. It’s based on an English dry style but could be possible French and American Oak. There is a lot going here, too much? Read on.

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Julian Hard Cider – Harvest Apple

Julian Hard Cider – Harvest Apple

American

Real Cider Reviews first American Cider is “American To The Core.” That’s how Julian Hard Cider describes their Harvest Apple Cider. Cider is probably America’s first drink. Sporting a Bald Eagle, Julian Hard is trying to review the traditions literally axed in days of temperance and prohibition.

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