Ciders

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CanIHave4Beers
beers 4233 º places 75 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. I’ve had a few very good ones that get slammed on here and for the life of me I don’t know why. I know I’ve 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
beers 7536 º places 720 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
beers 7536 º places 720 º 09:52 Mon 6/24/2013

I’ve 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
beers 4908 º places 141 º 09:58 Mon 6/24/2013

Originally posted by chriso
I’ve 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 42 º 12:23 Mon 6/24/2013

Originally posted by chriso
I’ve 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
beers 26214 º places 3063 º 11:02 Tue 6/25/2013

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

 
CanIHave4Beers
beers 4233 º places 75 º 11:03 Tue 6/25/2013

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


They’re here man! The Demi-Sec is fantastic and it’s here in Des Moines, Saw the Perry in Iowa City, should have picked it up but I didn’t.

 
finn1918
beers 238 º places 12 º 11:31 Tue 6/25/2013

Where I live, you have to REALLY search to find any ciders that aren’t 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.

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

 
Tooch4321
beers 29 º 11:58 Tue 6/25/2013

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

 
after4ever
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beers 8025 º places 322 º 12:21 Tue 6/25/2013

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