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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2012, 03:54:33 PM »
Greg Hall's first Virtue cider rlease is next month "Red Streak".

Saw some Sarasola stacked in the produce section next to a mountain of cheese the other day...

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2012, 12:16:19 AM »
Friends brought home a growler of Smackintosh from Tandem Cidery, a tremendous cidery in NW Michigan. I'm not a huge McIntosh apple fan but the cider was outstanding. :ale:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »
Donna and I split a growler of Tandem's Cidre Royale last night at a BBQ. Good stuff.  :ale:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2012, 11:22:27 PM »
Aspall Demi-Sec
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2012, 12:01:49 AM »
Aspall Dry
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2012, 12:35:08 AM »
Aspall Organic
Don't really like this one.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2012, 12:45:17 AM »
Aspall Organic
Don't really like this one.
Funny, this was my favorite of them all.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2012, 01:18:42 AM »
Samuel Smith Organic Cider.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2012, 01:20:43 AM »
Aspall Organic
Don't really like this one.
Funny, this was my favorite of them all.

Had a dry spiced yeasty thing going on. Almost like an apple-y Saison. Not up my alley.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2012, 01:29:05 AM »
It's been a long time.  I need to drink more cider.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2012, 04:30:55 AM »
Aspall Organic
Don't really like this one.
Funny, this was my favorite of them all.

Had a dry spiced yeasty thing going on. Almost like an apple-y Saison. Not up my alley.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2012, 09:09:06 PM »
Crispin Honey Crisp paired up with some figs stuffed with goat cheese and drizzled with honey and sea salt.  :sumo:
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2012, 09:17:19 PM »
Anybody had any of the pear ciders?  They sound tasty, but I haven't bit the bullet yet.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2012, 10:50:48 PM »
Anybody had any of the pear ciders?  They sound tasty, but I haven't bit the bullet yet.

They were always my cider of choice for Snakebites
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2012, 12:23:26 AM »
Seeing this thread just reminded me that I have about 20 gallons of cider downstairs that I really should bottle at some point, just have no motivation to.


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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2012, 09:39:36 AM »
I had a local winery's peach cider yesterday.  I saw 500ml aluminum bottles at my grocery store for $4, so I decided to give it a rip.  It looked very bright and clean, and had a low amount of carbonation.  It had a medicinal flavor up front, accentuated by more booziness than I expected (8%), but it gave way to sweet apples and peaches, and was just so-so as a whole.  It was almost too sweet.  They make five different flavors, so I'll try another one and see if it's any better.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2012, 04:34:00 PM »
Drank An AEppeltreow Appely Doux last night.  :thumbup:
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2012, 08:36:02 PM »
I'm having the regular Bean blossom cider today, and the medicinal notes are gone, but it's booze and white wine up front with a little apple in the back, and a sticky sweet finish.  Maybe this just isn't my thing :shrug:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #68 on: October 25, 2012, 10:07:27 PM »
Vandermill Totally Roasted

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #69 on: October 26, 2012, 11:36:52 AM »
Sweet '73, a whiskey barrel aged cider

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2012, 01:12:45 PM »
Sweet '73, a whiskey barrel aged cider

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That sounds nuts. How is it?
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2012, 01:20:28 PM »
Sweet '73, a whiskey barrel aged cider

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That sounds nuts. How is it?
It was pretty good, didn't get much bourbon flavor but there was some oak presence. $20+ a bottle was too steep though, imho.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2012, 08:17:39 PM »
Homebrew cider.  Crisp and light.  Super easy to drink.  I think I'll add a little more to my next attempt though.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2012, 06:18:46 PM »
Homebrew cider :ale:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #77 on: December 20, 2012, 09:41:05 PM »

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #79 on: January 16, 2013, 01:49:24 AM »
G, saw an update of a new line of ciders you brought in. Thoughts? (Too specific?)
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #80 on: January 18, 2013, 03:26:32 AM »
G, saw an update of a new line of ciders you brought in. Thoughts? (Too specific?)
They're really solid American-style ciders from Washington. Better than Julian, on par with Wandering Aengus in quality.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2013, 07:17:02 PM »
G, saw an update of a new line of ciders you brought in. Thoughts? (Too specific?)
They're really solid American-style ciders from Washington. Better than Julian, on par with Wandering Aengus in quality.

Popped in Sunday night and grabbed the Tieton Bend and Dry Hopped. Also one of the Leprechauns.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #82 on: January 24, 2013, 02:58:18 PM »
G, saw an update of a new line of ciders you brought in. Thoughts? (Too specific?)
They're really solid American-style ciders from Washington. Better than Julian, on par with Wandering Aengus in quality.

Popped in Sunday night and grabbed the Tieton Blend and Dry Hopped. Also one of the Leprechauns.
Cool. Let me know what you think.  :thumbup:
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #83 on: February 01, 2013, 06:26:27 PM »
Two more homebrew ciders so far tonight. :ale: :ale:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #84 on: February 02, 2013, 03:32:03 AM »
Tieton Dry Hopped. Can't fing the hops, but still very good.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #85 on: February 03, 2013, 12:46:06 PM »
Tieton Dry Hopped. Can't fing the hops, but still very good.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #88 on: February 08, 2013, 03:18:38 AM »
Tieton Dry Hopped. Can't fing the hops, but still very good.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #90 on: February 08, 2013, 12:48:58 PM »
Homebrew cider :ale:

Is this an easy recipe? GF loves cider and I have carboys to fill....

I'm curious, too.  Is it sweet or dry?  Might have to make some for the ball and chain.

Sorry I didn't reply earlier.  Missed this.  It's super easy to ferment cider.  You can do either sweet or dry, depending on the yeast and what else you use.  The first batch I did was very simple with only the cider and a lb of brown sugar.  The one I have in secondary now has 2lbs brown sugar, 16oz maple syrup and I heated some of it with cinnamon sticks to get that flavor (all at the request of the wife). 

This will give you some basics. 

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #91 on: February 19, 2013, 08:39:01 AM »
My buddy brought over a 2010 Txala Parta last night.  Lots of brett funk/must on the nose, though it was mostly covered by the sweetness in the flavor.  Tasty though, glad he brought it.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #92 on: February 19, 2013, 10:27:55 AM »
Picked up a French Basque cider recently, can't remember the name. Has a green/yellow label.  :bag:

Edit: Found it.. "Basandere". Bordatto is the producer, who also makes Txala Parta posted above.



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"Lady wild" in Basque mythology
Basandere be drunk young. Fresh fruit aromas of ripe apples,
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Assembly 12 varieties of local apples selected by maturity (Mamula Eztika, Eri Sagarra, Anisa, Jinkoa, Gehesia Gorria, Errezila, Koko Xuria, Bordelesa)

Cidrification:

Pressed direct separate varieties. racking and fermentation in stainless steel tanks (about 3 months), only indigenous yeasts. Natural fermentation in the bottle for two months (end of fermentation liquor bottles without added sugar or yeast).

Drink well chilled (about 7 ° C), hold the bottle upright in the dark at a temperature not exceeding 16 ° C. Caution: 2-3 years

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #93 on: March 07, 2013, 08:02:28 PM »
Homebrew cider. :ale:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2013, 09:33:12 PM »
Northville Winery Hard Cider. Good stuff.  :ale:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #95 on: March 09, 2013, 08:05:37 PM »
Tonight it's Tandem Cidery's Pretty Penny.  :ale:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #96 on: March 10, 2013, 12:56:44 AM »
Had a Tieton Blend tonight. Good stuff. Too pricey to be a consistent buy though.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #97 on: March 10, 2013, 02:52:30 PM »
Had a Tieton Blend tonight. Good stuff. Too pricey to be a consistent buy though.
Yea it's definitely overpriced, especially when Wandering Aengus is $2 cheaper and as good.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #98 on: March 26, 2013, 04:48:40 PM »
Picked up a French Basque cider recently, can't remember the name. Has a green/yellow label.  :bag:

Edit: Found it.. "Basandere". Bordatto is the producer, who also makes Txala Parta posted above.



Don't think I posted any tasting notes on this... it was super dry and Bretty in the band-aid/sterile gauze vein.

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Brett-heavy basque cider. Bright clarity, golden color. Crisp and effervescent, rapid carbonation visible. Tangy yeast, tart acidity from the apples. Sterile gauze in the aroma, wet musty hay, completely dry and attenuated. Flavors of washed rind cheese, apples with moderate acidity, it’s pretty dry overall with a dominating dry Brett aftertaste that lingers, wet hay farmhouse notes, cheesy. Recommended to Lambic & Wild Ale fans.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #99 on: April 25, 2013, 08:02:44 PM »
22:56:51 ‹Javit› :EXCITEDBONAR:
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