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Sidre Brut Tendre
4 years ago

Sidre Brut Tendre

By  •  French

Sidre Brut Tendre is a French cider from Normandy, made by Eric Bordelet. Bordelet was a sommelier but now he has turned his pallet to cider making, mixing traditional French apple varieties with wine making techniques.

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St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle Apple Cider
6 years ago

St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle Apple Cider

Recently I reviewed St Ronan’s Draught Cider. Now as part of my series on Methode Tradionelle Ciders it’s time to taste the Draughts big brother, The St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle.

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St. Ronans Draught Cider
6 years ago

St. Ronans Draught Cider

St Ronan’s are doing things a little different in the Yarra Valley. Their real cider is unfiltered, has no added sugar or water, couple this with white wine yeast makes this draught cider an interesting little number. But the fact that this cider is only half of a double act is the real story.

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Tricky Cider Medium Sweet Cider
6 years ago

Tricky Cider Medium Sweet Cider

By  •  British

The Tricky Cider Company is about as top-secret as ciders get. Tricky’s Medium Sweet real cider is made on an ex army base somewhere on the Devonshire and Somerset border by two blokes known as the hairy one and the tall fella. Lets crack this code and review this cider.

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Perry’s Somerset Dabinett Cider
6 years ago

Perry’s Somerset Dabinett Cider

By  •  British

Perry’s cider, the rather confusingly named cider company is famous for their ciders and not so much for their perrys. Since being in the UK, I’ve has the opportunity to try some of Perry limited edition ciders. But today I’m trying one of their more famous blends. Well to call it a blend is a bit of a lie. You see this cider is a single variety cider. Some say the art of cider making is in the blending of different varieties to the makers’ whim. The Somerset Dabinett is made entirely from famous Dabinett cider apples all grown in deepest darkest Somerset.

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Hillbilly Crushed Apple Cider
6 years ago

Hillbilly Crushed Apple Cider

It’s about time I looked at this Crushed Apple Cider from the Hillbilly folks in the mountains. While this isn’t the first cider i’ve reviewed from Hillbilly, it is their original cider. In fact this was one of the first craft ciders I found in Sydney as I moved away from the big labels into proper ciders. Oddly never got to write a review about it.

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Australian Brewery Fresh Press Cider
6 years ago

Australian Brewery Fresh Press Cider

Cider in a can, the last time I had cider from a can I was quite a bit younger and the cider was fake rubbish. Australian Brewery Fresh Press Cider wants to change this perception in the name of quality. By lifting the quality of the can and more importantly what goes into it.
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Weka Apple Cider by Moa
6 years ago

Weka Apple Cider by Moa

Round three on my cider tour of New Zealand (from the comfort of the couch) sees me sampling a Weka Apple Cider,  Moa Breweries entry into the cider game.

I come into this review with a level of scepticism. Weka is made by Moa. Moa is a beer company, a rapidly growing beer company. I’m always dubious of beer brewers making Cider. It seems the bigger the company the less chance that real apples are used in the cider. I got even more worried when I found out that one of the brewers on the Moa team is the ex-head brewer of Heineken, they don’t get much bigger than that.

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