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BD   thanks for that ref.   Ill study it soon.

 

nothing came up re cider  but there is a lot of info there

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again, thanks for the feed-back

 

so far, the Stella Cidre is  decent enough for now.

 

tomorrow Ill take some pics of the single bottle area

 

Im surprised the TotalWine does not have woodpecker cider, although on the sweet side

 

I did google and got this:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cider_brands

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You see, I wouldn't have even suggested Woodpecker cider. It's the cider of broke misery can't afford a bottle of wine for the roast from my childhood.

 

And it's very bland and horribly sweet I think :)

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On my first trip to GB, with my parents right after High School, I drank a whole bottle of woodpecker  ( its a large bottle ) thinking it was fizzy apple juice.

 

I couldn't move for the rest of the afternoon, and had one of the worst head aches of my life.

 

Im not much for warm beer and it was the only thing cold.

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The Crispins (I especially like the pint cans) are good.

 

I wouldn't hesitate to try the Sonoma stuff.

 

Anything you might find from the Hudson River Valley - usually pretty good. Doc's is pretty available, and I just tried a new one of their ciders that was excellent. 

 

The commercial stuff from Woodchuck, Stella, Angry Orchard - feh.

 

Wassail's Cider list might be a good place to look at various ciders; most of what they carry is very good.

 

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27 minutes ago, rotuts said:

On my first trip to GB, with my parents right after High School, I drank a whole bottle of woodpecker  ( its a large bottle ) thinking it was fizzy apple juice.

 

I couldn't move for the rest of the afternoon, and had one of the worst head aches of my life.

 

Im not much for warm beer and it was the only thing cold.

I laughed. I'm so sorry. Ish :)

 

It isn't THAT strong, and understanding that cider means something different in the US sometimes, an easy mistake to make :)

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I knew it had alcohol in it, but it was ice cold, and I was thirsty

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See if one of the places has Doc's Draft hard cider.  It's made in Warwick NY and according to Johnnybird it is quite dry.  

 

So sorry about that snow thing here on the first day of spring.....

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Rotuts, there's a relatively new local (for us in MA) cider producer in Salem, MA that is making British-style dry hard ciders.

 

Far From the Tree

Salem Brewers Take a Hard Look at Cider-Boston Globe

 

I haven't tried them yet but I hear/read good things and hope to get to their tasting room in the near future.

 

btw, I also prefer the Stella among the off-the-shelf cider I can usually find.

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nice ref.   I haven't been up to the north shore in a long while.   It used to be my go-to place.

 

esp.  the Agawam diner in the topsfield area

 

in the Salem area I went to Romagnoli's Table  many times which dates me.

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I went by TW today for some singles :

 

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and I picked out 6 for a starter round :

 

 

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the can of crispin is chilling as I type.

 

those w eagle eyes will note that there is a Magners here that is from Pear.  doubt pear can be dry, but why not look into it.

 

these are iTouch pics and the thing is too light for me to keep steady.

 

:(

 

you see anything here you've tried  Im interested in what you thought about it.

 

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I've had Crispin and Strongbow.  Strongbow is more to my taste.  The Crispin was too dry for me.  It may be just what you are looking for!  I probably have had the Angry Orchard as well, but it fails to stick in my memory as worth going back to.

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Crispin is quite nice.

 

it had a similar dry-ness to the Stella  Cedre  but more apple flavor.

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I see Aspall on the shelf. Their stuff is nice I think.

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On to the StrongBow

 

the first taste is a significant  'crispness'   the sort of thing you first taste in a crisp apple

 

very nice.  its sweeter that crispin, but that initial crispness is very nice.

 

if you are looking for a cider that not so dry. the crispness here might be to your lilting.

 

****  burp ****    hope that's all for today.

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Those Angry Orchards are sugar bombs, I believe.

 

I think I see Samuel Smith's in your picture. Actually pretty decent.

I'm also a big fan of Asturian and Normandian ciders, but they're not for everyone.

 

Tonight I'm going to pop this one...

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Wow - tart, dry, sharp, and quite delicious. I think it was about $15 - $20 for the 750 ml bottle. 

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8 minutes ago, rotuts said:

sooo   Not the Daily Guzzler ?

 

Well, we like to change it up. Wine, cocktails, cider - so nothing really is the daily guzzler. But - for 2 people - this wouldn't be a bad choice!

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went to the web site

 

very nice

 

Ill look for it

 

Ill just call it a Slow Guzzler.

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today's Cider Review :

 

[ed.: its a bit early, but the idiot got back from Aldi with neck pain due to some trucks going 20 MPH and no passing.  He so claims ]

 

Magners Irish Cider   not very dry.  medium apple flavor. neither here nor there for me

 

Angry Orchard  Stone Dry   not a dry as Crispin    this is the first cider Ive tried that had " chemical off tastes "

 

I don't know what else to call it.   In wine I call it Benzene.  i.e. flavors that are highly chemical that can't possibly come from grapes .

 

an astonishingly large number of wines in my price category now have this benzene effect.  it might come from the barrels it might be "chemical oak "

 

this cider has flavors that belong in bottles under the sink that you use rarely but with heavy duty rubber gloves

 

rats   i have another bottle from AO to try.

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I bought six AO Stone Dry last fall on a recommendation from a relative. I still have 4 left. Not anything I would crave at all. I think I grabbed the second one as much to make room in the basement fridge as to quench my thirst from splitting wood. The next time I smoke pork, will probably be the next time I open one up to mop with.

HC

 

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I have come to look forward to this American Pale Ale when I want a cold brew, now.

HC

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This cider available at my local Trader Joe's is very nice. Fairly dry, flavorful, complex. Dan Armor Cuvée Spéciale Cidre Brut from Brittany. $5 if my memory is correct

 

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