Reviewing 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. I want to educate people about the history of cider and techniques that crafts men and women use to create real cider.
Yarra Valley Pure Pear

Yarra Valley Pure Pear

Australian Cider Maker Profile

A few weeks back I road tested the Jazz Apple by Yarra Valley. Today we’re jumping the orchard fence into the pear paddock. The Pure Pear Cider is the latest offering from Yarra Valley Cider. Lets have a look at the company behind the label and most importantly see what it tastes like.

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Small Acres Pomme Apple Cider

Small Acres Pomme Apple Cider

Australian Cider Maker Profile

In the central New South Wales town of Orange is the Small Acres Cyder House. Open to the public on most weekends, serving up food matched to their ciders. Small Acres is a story about people doing what they want in life and making something they want to drink. Today I’m reviewing their Pomme Cider, the most main stream of the award-winning range.

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Didi, Lucy M and The Gentle Folk Cider

Didi, Lucy M and The Gentle Folk Cider

Australian

The Gentle Folk is probably the smallest real cider company I have every reviewed. When I say company I really mean 3 wine makers experimenting with apples and letting the apples and wild yeast dictate what type of cider they want to be made into. So how does a cider made by the wine markers from such labels as Lucy Margaux, Shob Brook Wines (Didi is their experimental range) and Gentle folk stack up?

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Yarra Valley Jazz Apple Cider

Yarra Valley Jazz Apple Cider

Australian

Yarra Valley is pretty new to the Victorian cider market. So new you might struggle to get it outside of the greater Melbourne region. Over the Next few weeks on Real Cider Reviews I will be reviewing two of their products including the Pure Pear. This weeks will be on the Jazz Apple Cider.

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Bridge Road Brewers Strong Scrumpy Cider

Bridge Road Brewers Strong Scrumpy Cider

Australian Cider Maker Profile

If you’re into you craft beer you’ve probably heard of Bridge Road Brewers. Based in country Victorian town of Beechworth, like all good start-ups they start out in dad’s shed. Today they have grown into a brewery producing over 20 different beers and a Cider. Is this just another beer brewer cashing in on the cider boom or is this a Real Cider?

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Custard & Co Vintage Dry Apple Cider

Custard & Co Vintage Dry Apple Cider

Australian

Custard & Co just keep delivering. The tiny company have 3 ciders in their standard range. Today I’m trying something a little different with my Real Cider Review, I’ve tracked down a pub that sells Custard & Co, so I’m doing a taste test of their Vintage Dry Cider Live from the bar.

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Batlow Premium Cider

Batlow Premium Cider

Australian

Chances are you have eaten a Batlow apple; they are one of Australia’s biggest apple producers. Established in 1922, the cooperative is also one of Australia’s oldest. With this bountiful supply of apples, a cider was sure to follow. In fact ciders have been in Batlow almost since the beginning of the co-op. Just recently they re-entered the market as the demand for cider in Australia reaches an all time high, producing both a cloudy and the Premium. Lets have a look at the premium.

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