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CanIHave4Beers
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beers 3584 º places 74 º 06:30 Mon 6/24/2013

I find myself gravitating towards cider very frequently anymore, there sure are some awful soda-pop like ones out there, but there are more than a few great ones that are pretty easily avaliable. Iíve had a few very good ones that get slammed on here and for the life of me I donít know why. I know Iíve been annoyed about "head retention" comments in ratings before, but it is important to mention head when rating cider as some of them do have a head formation (usually that rises and falls like champagne)

 
chriso
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beers 7513 º places 468 º 06:46 Mon 6/24/2013

Originally posted by SarkyNorthener
I am off to Somerset for this weekend for a short family holiday. Somerset is one of the best places in the world for Cider. I will be showing a lot of ciders a lot of respect.

The video of Johnny Rotten visiting Roger Wilkins for some German TV show is most entertaining if you can find it somewhere. It used to be on YouTube but seems to have gone from there.

 
chriso
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beers 7513 º places 468 º 09:52 Mon 6/24/2013

Iíve visited a fair few cideries on the Eastern side of the US and, whilst there were plenty that I found very pleasant they were usually rather too well-tempered for my tastes compared to the funky, tannic, mouth-puckeringly dry scrumpy I was weaned on. I asked a few of them whether they had considered spontaneous fermentation and generally got looks suggesting I may have recently arrived from a distant planet.

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3083 º places 114 º 09:58 Mon 6/24/2013

Originally posted by chriso
Iíve visited a fair few cideries on the Eastern side of the US and, whilst there were plenty that I found very pleasant they were usually rather too well-tempered for my tastes compared to the funky, tannic, mouth-puckeringly dry scrumpy I was weaned on. I asked a few of them whether they had considered spontaneous fermentation and generally got looks suggesting I may have recently arrived from a distant planet.


The original English Lambics.

 
levifunk
beers 12 º 12:23 Mon 6/24/2013

Originally posted by chriso
Iíve visited a fair few cideries on the Eastern side of the US and, whilst there were plenty that I found very pleasant they were usually rather too well-tempered for my tastes compared to the funky, tannic, mouth-puckeringly dry scrumpy I was weaned on. I asked a few of them whether they had considered spontaneous fermentation and generally got looks suggesting I may have recently arrived from a distant planet.


American cider makers are deathly afraid of natural fermentation and brett in general. Its odd.

 
Travlr
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beers 16429 º places 1927 º 11:02 Tue 6/25/2013

Shelton Brothers brought these ciders in for the Festival in Portland, so hopefully theyíll be showing up in the US soon:
http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/cidrerie-traditionnelle-du-perche/13995/

 
CanIHave4Beers
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beers 3584 º places 74 º 11:03 Tue 6/25/2013

Originally posted by Travlr
Shelton Brothers brought these ciders in for the Festival in Portland, so hopefully theyíll be showing up in the US soon:
http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/cidrerie-traditionnelle-du-perche/13995/


Theyíre here man! The Demi-Sec is fantastic and itís here in Des Moines, Saw the Perry in Iowa City, should have picked it up but I didnít.

 
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beers 232 º places 12 º 11:31 Tue 6/25/2013

Where I live, you have to REALLY search to find any ciders that arenít Woodchuck, Angry Orchard, Fox Barrel, or Crispin. I have only ever bought one Woodchuck variety pack (some of my first reviews actually) and I admit to liking all but the Fall seasonal.

Iím glad that RB is home to the beverages that nobody else wants: Mead, cider, sake, and perry.

 
Tooch4321
beers 11 º 11:58 Tue 6/25/2013

Virtue Cider Sidra De Nava...try it if you get a chance, youíll change your entire opinion on American made ciders. Well, pretty much anything they do...

 
after4ever
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beers 6736 º places 251 º 12:21 Tue 6/25/2013

I love ciders. Lots of smart-ass comments in the bars around here lately about how theyíre not for men, but theyíre too good not to at least try each of them.