Any cider fans?

Old Jan 3rd 2020, 7:47 pm
  #1  
Bob
BE Site Lead
Thread Starter
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 91,760
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Any cider fans?

Indifferent myself, but always looking out for something new.

I rather like Nine Pin (NY) and Citizen (VT).

Downeast and Bantam, are the popular ones where I curl though, both from MA.
Bob is offline  
Old Jan 4th 2020, 1:34 am
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
zzrmark's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Palmetto, Florida
Posts: 2,521
zzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

I've only seen the commercial muck here in Florida but there was a time when I liked some of the offerings of nasty, 8%+ abv, stomach churning, Devon rough.
zzrmark is offline  
Old Jan 4th 2020, 2:06 am
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
tom169's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2015
Location: NC, USA (ex Yorkshire)
Posts: 4,065
tom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

My wife likes Bold Rock cider and an off brand from Aldi.
tom169 is offline  
Old Jan 4th 2020, 10:24 am
  #4  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 404
rbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond reputerbackhouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

Originally Posted by tom169 View Post
My wife likes Bold Rock cider and an off brand from Aldi.
I find the Bold Rock too sweet.

I've tried some of Austin Eastciders and found them pretty good. I must confess I'm partial to some Magners on draught when I can find it
rbackhouse is offline  
Old Jan 4th 2020, 4:45 pm
  #5  
Bob
BE Site Lead
Thread Starter
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 91,760
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

Originally Posted by rbackhouse View Post
I've tried some of Austin Eastciders and found them pretty good. I must confess I'm partial to some Magners on draught when I can find it
Magners, is something we can get quite easily down my way. It is not very popular though. Was able to get Crispin, as well and something I like, but wasn't popular either.
Bob is offline  
Old Jan 4th 2020, 5:16 pm
  #6  
I approved this message
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,280
Hiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond reputeHiro11 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

I've found that the best ciders are unsurprisingly from areas that grow the best apples: Vermont, New York State, Michigan, Washington etc. There are many good ciders here in the Midwest. I particularly like Vander Mill, Virtue and Blake's. All are from Michigan, very tasty and easy to find around here. I've found the big commercial brands like Angry Orchard, Redd's and Ace aren't nearly as good: too sweet, very light flavor, taste like crap if they're not ice cold. These bigger brands are just alcoholic soda for people who don't like beer. One exception: I do like Stella's "Cidre" a great deal, very apple-y, balanced and fresh tasting.
Hiro11 is offline  
Old Jan 4th 2020, 6:08 pm
  #7  
Bob
BE Site Lead
Thread Starter
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 91,760
Bob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond reputeBob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
... These bigger brands are just alcoholic soda for people who don't like beer. One exception: I do like Stella's "Cidre" a great deal, very apple-y, balanced and fresh tasting.
Yeah, most of the cider drinkers I know are gluten folks. Smirnoff, had a sample of a rose cider that wasn't entirely bad for a big brand.
Bob is offline  
Old Jan 6th 2020, 2:46 pm
  #8  
USA 2017
 
ivanidea's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2015
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
Posts: 129
ivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond reputeivanidea has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

My first visit to the USA in 2014 was to Austin. 3 of us Brits flew in for an IT conference, and made sure to visit the bars on 6th Street. We found one serving decent cider. 3 of us drank the months supply in 2 days.

Austin EastCiders is owned and run by an Englishman, who wanted to make dry cider. He's since made sweeter fruit ciders for the Americans, but still makes his original cider, and has now produced an even drier one. Sadly, not available in Florida, but I have friends who bring a case when they visit.

Saint Petersburg has a few places producing cider. 3 Daughters is my favourite one, although they do vary what they produce and sell at the brewery. Some of their ciders are canned. I think their Rose is their driest canned cider.

Total Wine sells English cider, as well as some dry Spanish cider too.
ivanidea is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2020, 12:39 am
  #9  
BE Forum Addict
 
zzrmark's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Palmetto, Florida
Posts: 2,521
zzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond reputezzrmark has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

Originally Posted by ivanidea View Post

Saint Petersburg has a few places producing cider. 3 Daughters is my favourite one, although they do vary what they produce and sell at the brewery. Some of their ciders are canned. I think their Rose is their driest canned cider.
Huh, mebbe I should walk up there and try them out next time I head to Avid for a pint or three!
zzrmark is offline  
Old Jan 7th 2020, 3:00 am
  #10  
BE Enthusiast
 
sid nv's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 384
sid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Any cider fans?

Merrydown Silver wasn't bad but probably long gone now. As is Adge Cutler. But nice to see pre-internet content has been preserved by someone:
sid nv is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.