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Cider?
« on: April 01, 2016, 11:40:54 PM »
What are people's favourite sorts? How would you all rate various common ciders? I've been increasingly feeling like Birmingham is unusually bad for cider, many pubs in my bit of the city have Strongbow or Magners as their main or only tap cider, which definitely feels a cut below the Aspall's I'm used to in the East.

I had a Norfolk one called Monty's Double at the pub this evening though, two pints thereof. Was very good stuff :)
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 11:49:30 PM »
I don't really drink it but magners is horrible, strongbow is slightly better and frosty jacks is gross but is possibly the most cost effective way to be sick from alcohol known to man.
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 11:49:42 PM »
I like the stuff homemade by Amish that's not pasteurized. Different from the cider you mean but it's still my favorite. :)

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 11:56:54 PM »
Is the Amish cider flat or not? I've had a few homemade ciders and some of them are really nice, definitely a different taste to commercial stuff though.

And yeah, Aspalls is the sort of base rate OK tap cider - but when you get out to smaller regional or local breweries you start actually getting really nice stuff.
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 12:04:11 AM »
You mean is it carbonated?  None of the traditional ciders we have are carbonated.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 01:06:16 AM »
Not artifical carbonation, but a lot of our ciders get some fizz/froth from the yeasts used.
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 01:34:12 AM »
Oh yeah I guess there is that.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2016, 11:00:51 PM »
I'm not quite sure how people get the 100% flat ones. Might be a different yeast...?
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 11:32:43 PM »
Pasteurize and filter?

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 11:33:58 PM »
Could be for the commercial ones, I've had really flat farmhouse ones though which I assume they didn't pasteurise.
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 11:35:37 PM »
Dunno.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 11:35:30 AM »
Update; having drunk some last night in the absence of other options, can confirm that Strongbow is still basically equivalent to alcoholic rat urine.
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2016, 12:06:36 PM »
It's really sweet. Cheap lagers are better if you're looking for a cost/quality thing. Becks, stella, bud, fosters. I like carlsberg but nobody else seems to so I won't recommend that.
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2016, 12:09:34 PM »
Lambrini is where it's at.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2016, 12:28:10 PM »
Lagers tend to taste even worse in my view :P
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