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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: CIDER Reply with quote

this is the remedy to the BEER thread. for all those who hate the smell, sight, taste and sound of the foul brew known as beer. come and share your love for the greateset beverage known to man!!!

ahhhhhhhh Old Rosie!!!! may i drown for eternity in your sweet golden nectar.......
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

growing up hot apple cider was always a treat. and then to discover alocoholic cider as an adult? truly good stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MMmmm... I like me a nice cool glass of woodpecker!

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Away, fiend! None of your pansy apple-juice here!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not apple juice but hot cider. just after the apples are picked and pressed. i miss the apple orchids.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray for this thread, cheeseman! I can't stand beer myself.

I love Strongbow cider - "England's Dry Cider" it calls itself. Never been to England, so I don't know if that's true. All I know is it tastes great.

By the way, Nathan, may I ask what is woodpecker?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Strongbow, too. It seems to be the most common Cider to find on tap in English pubs, followed by Blackthorn, which isn't as sweet (and I don't like it as much).

Woodpecker is another brand of cider, sweeter again than strongbow but not too sweet, you can really taste the apple, too. Alcohol taste is almost non-existent, and since I don't like a strong alcohol taste, that works nicely for me. Now if only more places had it on tap...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for anyone in the UK, go grab a bottle of Westons Stowford Press form Waitrose. i can almost guarantee its the best cider you'll ever taste
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I like Scrumpy Jack.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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for anyone in the UK, go grab a bottle of Westons Stowford Press form Waitrose. i can almost guarantee its the best cider you'll ever taste


Alot of 'locals' pubs here in Cheltenham have Stowford Press on tap. Can be very dangerous - don't know if this is just a pub tale, but it was explained to me that Stowford continues to ferment in its cask, so if no-one's been drinking it for a while your pint may be very strong, but if it's a fresh cask then your pint will be weaker. Therefore I do not drink Stowford unless I have a day off work next day!

It's amusing to see the whole alcoholic range of ciders praised in this thread! Nathan's Woodpecker is probably the weekest at about 3%, Cheeseman's Old Rosie the strongest at about 8.5%. There's a beautiful old pub called the Red Lion at a place called Wainlode (?) near here that sells Old Rosie on tap. Very dangerous, as the pub is on the banks of the River Severn!! Very picturesque pub, gets pcrtuiqseu after a few Old Rosie.

My regular faves are Strongbow and Scrumpy Jack- commercial chemically crap I know, but they do taste good!!! But the best cider I ever tasted was called Broad Oak. I've only ever seen it in two pubs - in the Ancient Mariner in Nether Stowey, Somerset and in The Old Green Tree (?) in Bath.

Scrumpy Jack cans have a warning on them 'Contains Sulphur Dioxide'. Anyone know why cider should have sulphur dioxide? Isn't that the nasty stuff that causes acid rain?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woo-hoo just picked up some Savanna at Sainsbury's! Crap for the environment, I know, having come all the way from South Africa, but oh I can't wait for them to chill a bit!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am really not a cider fan.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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not apple juice but hot cider. just after the apples are picked and pressed. i miss the apple orchids.


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I thought the same as you Sarge.
That this thread was about apple cider.
But no, it's about that alcoholic stuff that comes in bottles with cute little animals on it..... Rolling Eyes

I tried it, not my thing.
(The labels are cute though, I mean, who doesn't like Woodchucks?)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the US cider industry is 20 years behind the UK- still trying to appeal to the kids! (what with the cute animals)

What they've realised over here is that if you're 15 or 16 and overdo it on cider to the point of lots of vomit (easy to do at that age), you will NEVER drink the stuff again. Nowadays the cider makers seem a bit more responsible and aim their stuff at the legal drinker! Both packaging and taste, that is.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

High Lord Tolkien wrote:
sgtnull wrote:
not apple juice but hot cider. just after the apples are picked and pressed. i miss the apple orchids.


Laughing
I thought the same as you Sarge.
That this thread was about apple cider.
But no, it's about that alcoholic stuff that comes in bottles with cute little animals on it..... Rolling Eyes

I tried it, not my thing.
(The labels are cute though, I mean, who doesn't like Woodchucks?)


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well at least someone knows what I'm talking about. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argh!

Cider, my achilles heel!

I'm from Cornwall where they make some lethal scrumpy (some are actually drinkable!).

Ever since I moved to Bristol I've been spoilt for choice:

Thatchers in all it's forms.

Westons Organic Cider, Stowford Press both "fizzy pop" types; not usually my cup tea.. er, cider. (Not keen on Strongbow, Woodpecker and Blackthorn either. Must be the bubbles. And the sugar!)

There's a bar-boat on the Avon river called The Apple that serves a mad selection of cider (and Absinth!!!!!!)

Old Rosie! Yummy if you can afford it (physically and financially).

Rudely-named ones I've found include Rumpy Pumpy, Slap and Tickle, Manic Organic, and er, Up Yer Bum!
[Then there's the classic tramp drink, Cripple Cock.]

The fun thing about good cider is indoctrinating overseas visitors into the joys of the apple.
So far I've got 1 Japanese lady hooked on it (although the first time she tried it she was wrecked on 1/2 pint of Strongbow!).

1 Californian bloke now loves Westons (partial to Newcastle Brown Ale as well!).

1 North Carolina gal enjoys the Manic Organic (with some Rumpy Pumpy on the side Razz ).

Countless French and German tourists will thank me for liver damage due to this lovely beverage!

Ah, don't you just love alcoholism....... Confused Wink Smile Very Happy Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cornish are bloody odd. Wink

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That is true:
Why do you think I don't live there anymore? Laughing
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Laughing

Beautiful part of the country though...perhaps the most beautiful. Got some good friends in / from that part of the world.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:::sigh:::

Where oh where can I find some of this stuff locally?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Rosie - mmmmm!

Strongbow - mmmmm!
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