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I admire this product a lot. It is really rich tasting. It is great for the Summer, which the UK seems to be getting at the moment and they are also best served ice cold. They're fit for drinking out of a bottle or glass and I myself don't care which way I drink it. I mentioned earlier that it is rich tasting. Most cider's taste like pure apple, no matter what flavourings they add, but Kopparberg is different. I first had the original Kopparberg when I was younger and I found it extremely sweet and great tasting. This lured me in. Products like Strongbow are quite harsh tasting compared to this one. I then next bought mixed fruit and I was surprised with the intense flavour I got. On a whole this product left a sweetness on my tongue. However, I can't drink too much of this product because I find it sickly. I am a lager girl myself and won't touch spirits anymore, which are sweet tasting. So, after about two or three of this Mixed Fruit Kopparberg I won't drink anymore. They are also quite filling and gassy, which is as expected from a cider like this. Also, when pouring it into a glass you'll see that this product is light pink rather than the yellow or orange colours you usually find with cider. This makes the product unique and different. You can buy these in singles from many places. I usually got Sainsbury's and get them for around £2.25 a piece. Which, is quite good considering the size of the product. I believe they are 500ml. One of these usually fills my Bulmers pint glass. That is with the addition of ice. I can't drink cider without a little ice to keep it cool and maybe water it down a little. I would recommend this product to all those who like a nice relaxing drink or a drink with a burst of flavour, which is quite sweet. I have a large sweet tooth, but after a day of savory items this drink is a blast.
I don't really like drinking and also I don't really like the taste of alcohol and so don't really drink much alcohol. However when I am out partying, I tend to stick to drinks which don't taste too alcoholic as if I am being honest I would much rather have a drink that I like (pepsi) than alcoholic one which I don't like and is bad for me. However, one alcoholic drink which I do love is Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Cider. The drink comes in a dark brown glass bottle - you need a bottle opener to open it. The bottle is very expensive looking and I always think of this drink as being 'luxurious; I think it's because of the expensive looking bottle. The drink itself is a light pink colour - it looks (and tastes) like Robinson's Mixed Fruit Squash. It's quite fizzy and I would describe it as being like a 'sparkling drink'. One good thing about it though, is the fact that even though it is fizzy it never leaves me feeling bloated. The cider is very pleasant - nice and fruity and very easy on the taste buds.. The mixed fruit in this drink consists of apples, raspberries and blackcurrants. The drink is best served with ice - it tastes better when it is chilled than when it is warm. It seems to me that it is more sickly when it is warm whereas the ice seems to take that sickly-ness away . I think that they have got the fruit and cider balance just right - it's not too fruity and it's not to alcoholic-y either which I think is great. I do find that it is very easy to forget that this is an alcoholic beverage as it just tastes like fruit squash and so I end up drinking loads of it. Having said that I have found that even if I have around 3 or 4 of these on a night out, I don't get drunk which is great. I would definetely recommend this drink. It is a very popular drink on nights out. I always think of it as a girlie drink and yet it's just as popular with men as it is with women. There are different flavours to choose from including Strawberry and Lime and Pear Cider although I have to say that this is definitely my favourite flavour. Kopparberg's Mixed Fruit Cider is widely available from most pubs, bars and supermarkets. Average cost of a bottle is around £2.30 -£3 which I don't think is too bad especially as you get quite a lot in a bottle (500ml) and so they last quite a while. Thanks for reading! July 2013 Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
There are some drinks that suit the different seasons of the year and for me Cider is my preferred choice when it's nice weather and warm outside, there's something about sitting in the garden when the sun is out with a refreshing cool glass of Cider that appeals to me and though I don't have a very high tolerance to drinking too much of original, apple Cider the fruit flavoured ones certainly go down a treat. Kopparberg is a premium brand Cider, Swedish in origin and something of a newly-found favourite of mine ever since it was recommended to me by a friend earlier in the year and whilst I've tried and enjoyed the different varities on offer the Mixed Fruit is one flavour that I return to time and time again. The range of Kopparberg ciders are sold in cans and bottles, they're generally priced a little higher than other brands but I would say that they're definitely worth their premium price tag as they are very well flavoured and offer a refreshing drink that is perfect for outside drinking. Mixed Fruit is as its name suggests, a blend of summer fruits, specifically Raspberry and Blackcurrant and is a sweet liquid concoction that makes a nice change from lager or apple cider. It's not too fizzy that it becomes gassy but instead offers a sparkling, delicious drink that I enjoy either with a meal or by itself, it's 4% alcohol volume gives it just enough of a edge to lift it from being a generic fruit cordial and for me represents a taste of Summer. I overdid apple cider in my younger days so now have a very low tolerance to the stuff so tend to avoid many of the cider brands on offer nowadays although will still have a bottle or can on the odd occasion when I really fancy one. Kopparberg offers me the chance to have a cider drink without the full-bodied apple flavour that I sometimes find unpleasant and is the perfect drink for me to have when I want to have a change. Mixed Fruit has a natural taste to it, it's not artificial or too sweet and is a good example of just how good Kopparberg are at making a premium product, this one along with Strawberry and Lime are probably my favourite flavours and I rate them both very highly. In terms of where Kopparberg sits in the market place it's closest rival in terms of price and quality is probably Rekorderlig although for me there is no comparison really and Kopparberg wins hands down. It's suitable for all adult drinkers I would say, I can't think of anyone who might find this to be an unpleasant drink and speaking about Mixed Fruit specifically, flavour though perhaps could be a little sweet for anyone new to ciders in general and of course this is a perfect drink for having over ice where it can be savoured even longer. Generally speaking a 500ml bottle costs around £2.25 but is often available to buy on promotion in supermarkets for 3 bottles for £5.00. In terms of drinkability, flavour and quality Kopparberg deserves the reputation it has and Mixed Fruit is a flavour that I would have no hesitations in recommending to other people. Five stars as a rating from me, thanks for reading my review.
I'm not a big cider drinker and only normally have the stella cidre if I'm going to drink cider. I ended up trying this at my granddaughters engagement party last year. I wasn't actually sure what it was at first as it's really sweet and fruity rather than having a more tangy cider taste so I thought it was an alcho-pop or something like that. Since my initial meeting with this brand, I have tried their other varieties including the pear cider and the strawberry and lime flavour. I like the strawberry and lime a lot but I'm not overly keen on the pear cider. I think I prefer the sweet fruity flavour that the other two varieties offer. As it's only 4%, you can drink quite a few bottles of this on a night out without ending up drunk which is the biggest thing I like about it. This is one of the only ciders I like enough to drink quite a bit of when I'm out. You should be a little careful though as it's easy to forget it's alcoholic due to the light and refreshing taste so you can end up drinking a lot more than you intended to. The kopparberg comes in a dark coloured glass bottle with the Kopparberg logo on the front in fancy gold lettering. You need a bottle opener to open the bottle. The cider itself is a lovely red/dark pink colour, almost like cherryade which looks refreshing and fruity. I have also seen kopparberg sold in cans in Morrisons but I've never seen these in a pub and they didn't taste the same. I think you need to drink this out of the bottle to get the best taste. Probably nonsense but I definitely thought this. The cider itself is a little fizzy but it doesn't leave you feeling gassed and bloated. It has a really fruity smell which is lovely. The cider itself has a sweet, fruity taste but it isn't over-powering or too strong, it's really refreshing and tasty. Definitely best in the summer, under the sun (If we get any this year!). You can get this cider from most supermarkets like Asda and Tesco for £2.18 a bottle, £5.98 for four or £11.98 for a pack of ten 330ml cans. In a pub, you'll pay around £4.50 a bottle which is really pricey but it's quite a long drink so it's worth the money really. Some pubs are a bit cheaper so you can get it for about £3 a bottle so it depends where you like to go out. I'd definitely recommend you try it if you haven't before, paticularly if you have a bit of a sweet tooth as this is really appealing. It's fruity, refreshing and not really expensive. Give this a go!
I'm not much of a cider drinker, and would much prefer a nice pint of Lager. However recently I have become quite fond of flavoured ciders, especially when they are over ice on a nice sunny summers day (although we don't get many of them in Scotland). Kopparberg is a premium Swedish cider brand and one of the UK's top selling brands of cider. They make a variety of different flavours of cider both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Kopparberg pride themselves in their image and promote events all over the country including music festivals, clubs and other events. The image of this brand is very good and due to its promotion has made the products very popular. Kopparberg mixed fruits comes in 500ml glass bottles and is 4.0% alcoholic volume, 0.5% weaker than their amazing pear cider. The glass bottles are good looking and you can really tell that it is a premium product. 4.0% strength is about right for this fruity cider as the alcohol doesn't over power the lovely taste Upon opening this cider you can smell the very sweet mixed fruit from across the room. This might turn some people off as a lot of people I know don't like such sweet drinks. However I like the smell and it really draws me in. The colour of the liquid is a lovely red colour and poured into a glass with ice just looks like juice. The taste of this cider is un-matched. I can't think of anything that is as good, anything I've tried anyway! It is delightfully refreshing and not too fizzy like some ciders. Priced at around £2.20 or 3 for £5 in most supermarkets, I think this is a good value product. In bars you would expect to pay more, probably around £3.99 in most that I have been to. Normally I would have this as a refreshing treat instead of my usual lager as it is more expensive but you are paying for quality so it is well worth it. Much like other Kopparberg products I would like to see these come in a box of 6 or more, as buying lots of bottles at a time is frustrating to carry. I really do love this cider and it is probably my favourite fruit cider, rivalled by Bulmers no. 17. I like to treat myself with this cider, especially on a warm day. This product is well deserving of 5 stars as it is an amazing product. Well done Kopparberg!
We went to my partner's parents house last weekend for some tea and a few drinks, and as we both drink cider his dad had got us a range of different flavoured ciders to try. One of them was this Kopparberg Mixed Fruits drink which I'd never seen before. We usually shy away from this kind of cider, as they tend to not really taste of cider but instead are really sugary and sickly sweet, but obviously it would have been rude not to try it so we gave it a go! This is a Swedish cider, which is a blend of apples, raspberry and blackcurrant. Apparently Kopparberg is a town in Sweden which is where this line of ciders gets its name from. Its volume is 4% which is fairly low compared to some ciders, so you could probably drink these for a while before feeling the effects, although obviously we should all look after our health and only drink responsibly and in moderation................ Anyway, the cider is quite pink in colour, not at all like a normal cider. It's quite fizzy but not overly gassy, the fizz just makes it taste refreshing. I can't really decide if I like this drink or not, as it tastes pleasant, but it doesn't actually taste like cider. It tastes really fruity, and is just like drinking fizzy pop. I imagine younger drinkers would be keen on this one, as it slips down the throat very easily and isn't hardgoing to drink. I wouldn't want to drink this all night though, as I think it might get a bit sickly after a while. You can definitely taste the raspberry and blackcurrant, but this completely overwhelms the apples and I honestly couldn't be sure if there are any apples in this drink. It's just like drinking fizzy blackcurrant. I think this drink would be good if you fancied having one drink on a weeknight but didn't want to feel the effects in the morning, as you wouldn't want to drink too many of these in one night, and as they're only 4% you won't be feeling rough after having one or two of these. I would probably try these again if they were on offer, but I can't say they'd be my drink of choice as I prefer traditional ciders which actually taste of apples. A 500ml bottle of this costs around £2.25, or you can get a pack of six for around £12, so they are reasonably priced compared to some "premium" ciders. (This review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
I am a great fan of the strawberry and lime koppaberg, and have been drinking it for a couple of months now. I always see the mixed fruit flavour when in the supermarker, but I get quite stuck in my own ways, and don't like to try new things. However one time when I got to the shelf, I saw that this was on special offer, and so I thought I would give it a go. By the time I got home I was actually quite excited about it, but when I actually cracked open the bottle, I have to say I was sorely dissappointed. I don't actually like cider flavoured cider, which is why I enjoy the strawberry and lime koppaberg so much - because it tastes nothing like cider. So my dissappointment with this flavour is that it still tastes like cider. On top of that, it tastes nothing like "mixed fruit", which is what it puports to. I can't say much about the price - they are normally £2.09 from Tesco, but since the other koppaberg flavours are also this price, I would choose one those flavours, before this one.
This cider I initially tried a few months a go when i was starting to get into and drink cider more regularly, in admittance i only purchased the cider due to the fact that it was on promotion, 3 for £4/£5 if i remember correctly but ordinarily it is pretty highly priced due to its high popularity. I know it may sound a bit girly for a man to like this but it's probably my favorite cider to date. The Kopparberg mixed fruits cider comes in an array of different bottle sizes but are yet unavailable in a can as far as i am aware however this does not bother me as the large bottle is a good size. As you open the bottle you feel the immediate scent of berry's flow through the room, brightening it up, definitely a very good party drink. The flavor of the Kopparberg mixed berry's is delightful in simple terms, it is very light and easy to drink, being 4% you don't really notice the fact it's alcoholic and it just flows down your throat with ease. If you have ever tried J20 Apple and Raspberry it tastes very similar to this, i personally like most berry flavored beverages so knew id like this but everyone i know who has drunk this has loved it. If you're a fan of berry beverages then this is definitely one because you honestly would not tell it was alcoholic if you were not told. The downside to Kopparberg mixed fruits is its large prize tag, generally around £2 for an individual bottle of 500ml, you're looking at paying a lot more in pubs but it can vary a lot, generally you're looking at over £3 though. In conclusion I would reccomend this drink for anyone, all the people that i know who have either bought a bottle or just tried hit have been hooked although not a drink id recommend for the pub as my local charges £3.85 for a bottle, not great considering it's a 500ml bottle and not even a pint
So I guess I jumped on the Cider bandwagon a couple of years ago when I started going to festivals full force. I suppose until this point I had kind of assumed I just didn't like them. However, with my first sip of (an apple based) Cider, I was kind of hooked. ***Intro*** So this Kopparberg I'm reviewing is the Mixed Fruit version. They also make apple, pear, strawberry and lime and elderflower and lime versions (which are for the most part equally scrummy). The cider is made in the Swedish town of Kopparberg and is a family-owned business, which I like. ***Sales Deets*** This Cider is pretty much widely available. It comes in bottles, not cans (so not suitable for a lot of festivals, but I'm hoping they'll bring out a canned version!), and in two sizes. They are sold both individually and in multipacks and are stocked in supermarkets, bars and off-licences. I had my first Kopparberg in an Italian restaurant the other week and was chuffed to kind it there. ***The Taste*** Kopparberg Mixed Fruits should be illegal!!! It doesn't taste alcoholic, in fact, if it wasn't fizzy I would drink it like juice! The fizz slows you down! It has a very fruit, sweet flavour, but a good-sweet, not a sickly-sweet. The drink holds its fizz well, even if kept open for a little while. I've even tried the drink flat and it's yummy. It has the flavours of a variety of red berries and I wouldn't hesitate at likening it to something like Fizzy Vimto or Ribena! ***The Verdict*** This is a lovely, easy drinking Cider. The taste reminds me of yummy Saturday afternoons spent in a field with good friends and good music. Highly recommended!
I started being a massive fan of the Kopparberg pear cider, I then decided to live a little and try the mixed fruit and I have not looked back since! Kopparberg cider orginates in Sweden and comes in a light green 500ml bottle. You can buy this cider from most pubs, and a lot of supermarkets too now. This cider is very fruits and tastes great, you almost forget that is it alcohol for a short while and have to remind yourself that it is 4%. Kopparberg is a very sweet cider in general, with this particular one containing fruit, it does make it that bit sweeter. The cider smells wonderful, definately fruity and it quite fizzy. It tastes wonderful and after one sip it does leave you wanting another taste. One thing that is not great about this Mixed fruit kopparberg is the price. at around £4.00 a bottle (£3.00 if you're lucky!) it is quite expensive. If you have a good look arounf your supermarket though you can usually find offers on such as 2 for £5.00. This is possibly my favourite drink at the minute but I am looking forward to trying some new flavours from the Kopparberg range.
*What is this Cider about then?* Premium Cider Kopparberg with Mixed fruit made in sweden using soft water and fermented apples with a touch of blackcurrant and raspberry. I first came across this drink in a pub with one of my friends who had brought it. He actually raved about it and was like "taste this! Oh my days!" (It may have been the drink talking here) but I did, and I have to say, it was really nice. So following that, I decided to pop to the shop, and buy a bottle to try for myself. There was one problem, I couldn't remember the flavour my friend had given me to try, there was one that had lemon and lime in it, one with strawberries and finally a mixed fruit cider. In the end I settled for the Mixed fruit variety, if I liked it enough it wouldn't matter, and I could try the others in the future. Apparantly, this cider has "a touch of blackcurrant and raspberry" When you drink it you can taste the berries and the general sweet fruitiness of the drink. It is fizzy, like most ciders are. *The Look* The drink is a vibrant deep purple in appearance. The drink comes in a brown bottle, and the label has a raspberry and a blueberry on it, with Kopparberg stamped across it in golden writing. It looks a little bit like your "typical" cider bottle if that is possible. *Taste* It is sweet, but not too sickly. It actually has quite a resfrshing quality to it, and leaves a fruity tangy flavour at the back and sides of your tounge for 10 seconds or so. Which gives sort of a kick afterwards. However I do not detect a flavour of apples, and being that this is cider, I find this quite unusual. For those who aren't really bothered about the apples role in cider that has different flavours to it, this wont be an issue, the drink is pleasant tasting enough, and doesn't suffer due to the lack of apples. If you always want to taste the apples present, and know that it is still there, this may be a dissapointment to you, the blackcurrant and raspberry "touch" certainly takes centre stage here, and reminds me of Vimto, as I find is the case with a lot of sweet berry cider drinks. The strength of this drink is 4.0%, so it isn't too strong if alcohol content is a worry to you, and unlike some drinks, the alcohol content doesn't dominate the taste of the drink, which for me can sometimes ruin a nice tasting drink. *Price* It can range from £1.50 in super markets to around £2.50 in the more expensive convenience stores such as Nisa etc. On occasions you may be able to get them on offer, or for a cheaper price if you buy 2 or more. *Overall* I was pleased with this drink. After trying others and being dissapointed because the drink tasted like normal cider, it seems as though Kopparberg has gone the whole way when it comes to making this a mixed fruit cider drink. The berries etc. take the leading role here, instead of being a side taste to the Apple flavour of classic cider. I personally don't mind that you can't really taste the apples in this. If I want a stand alone apple cider, there are plenty on the market I can buy, but this makes sure you can taste the sweetness and the tartness of the berries and each individual berry's taste does come through. I don't drink Lager/Beer, as I really don't like the taste. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and I find this makes the perfect alternative to a lager at the pub for me, and it doesn't look too silly sitting on the table amonst the Stella Artois as well as others. If you are very much into your classic drinks and aren't much of a fan of all of these sweet alcoholic drinks on the market, then I wouldn't bother. If you don't like beer, and/or are bored of apple cider, then give it a go! A really impressive drink in my opinion 5 stars
I'm not a fan of cider and would never usually pick it. However, I had seen these lurking in the supermarket for some time so I finally decided to take the plunge and buy a few a couple of months back. Since then I have never looked back and these and they are now my first choice of drink! Kopparberg is a cider company which is famous for its pear cider, they also produces apple cider, winter fruits cider and strawberry and lime cider. This particular flavour is one of the more difficult ones to find but I have bought it in the larger Sainsbury's and Tesco stores and also in Wetherspoons. The cider comes in 500ml bottles and in supermarkets retails at around £2.50 a bottle, however it can often be found on offer for around £2 a bottle. Koppaberg is best served chilled and over ice. When poured it is a lovely pinky colour. However, I wouldn't describe this as a feminine drink and I always see groups of men drinking it in Wetherspoons! The cider smells quite fruity and is inviting. It is sparkling and appears to be quite fizzy but I never find it too fizzy like I sometimes do with soft drinks. The fruits used are apples with a touch of raspberry and blackcurrant. I dont like apple cider and this couldn't taste more different, it definately tastes more like a raspberry and blackcurrant variety. It has a lovely taste to it, you can really taste the berries and it leaves a subtle aftertaste. The taste is not too strong, and you cannot really tell it is alcohol as it doesnt have that harsh flavour to it. The berries have a nice tang and I find it leaving me really refreshed. The cider is 4% but I'm not sure how many units are in each bottle, I find that 3 bottles is usually plenty for me! I really love Kopparberg and I'm glad I gave it a try. It is nothing like any other ciders I have tasted and it is now my favourite drink on the market. It tastes really refreshing and I think it is good value for money too. Recommended, especially for those who think they dont like cider!
On a walk to our local pub yesterday in the sunshine, I decided I didn't want beer, but something a bit different, so when I saw these in the fridge I was very interested. I was sure I had seen these before and realised later that they are widely available in Ikea, I haven't seen them in a pub before though. This drink is supposed to be a fruity cider, it says that it is mainly apples (obviously) but has a hint or raspberry and blackcurrant. The bottle is quite attractive and the glass that came with it was slightly smaller and more interesting than an average pintglass, as it had a small ridge about a third of the way up which made it very easy to hold. The cider itself is a lovely pink colour, and served over ice it was very refreshing, however, it didn't taste like cider at all, it tasted like fruit juice mixed with soda water. It was very disappointing. I really like traditional ciders where they aren't so fizzy but very fruit, but this was very fizzy with not much flavour. It was a pleasant drink but considering I had paid just over £3.00 for 500ml and felt like I was drinking soda water and squash, I felt a bit ripped off. I wouldn't say that this was unpleasant, just not what I expected, and definitely not worth the price I paid for it. One 500ml bottle of this is 4% alcohol (although you would never be able to tell) and it is 2 units. I have just checked the sainsburys website and they currently sell this for £2.09 a bottle. I know they chatge more in a pub, and I agree that they should, but I won't be ordering this again.
Kopparberg mixed fruit cider is part of the growing Kopparberg range of cider. It is apple cider with raspberry and blackcurent juices added hence the red colour to it! I'm a huge fan of cider (theres little that can beat it on a hot summers day!) and try to taste as much as I can of whats out there. I'm always excited to try something new and this was no different! The bottle is the same as the other Kopparberg ciders with a picture of raspberries and blackurrents on the front. Personally I find the Kopparberg bottles a little boring but the name stands out and thats whats important I guess! The alcohol content is 4% which I find paticularly low for a specialist (ones in pretty bottles and cost more than cans) cider. Price wise in the supermarket its around 2.00 a bottle but is regularly included in deals so you rarely have to pay that much. You might be able to get it from the food shop in Ikea (I know they sell other Kopparberg varieties) but they do tend to run out of it very quickly as its so cheap! However in pubs expect to pay more around the 3.00 area depending where you go. So in fairness price wise its very similar to other bottled ciders out there but does the taste make it worth it? I do like fruit ciders in paticular so though that with the Kopparberg name behind it that there would be a chance this would be the right blend of fruit juice and cider to make it a refreshing drink. Unfortunately not its very sweet (and believe me my sweetness threshold is very high!) and not refreshing at all. You would be better off buying another cider and putting some cordial/squash in it to get the same effect. At least that way you could also judge correctly the juice to cider ratio! (It would cost alot less too!) This drink really is a dissapointment from Kopparberg. Ok it is drinkable and if it was offered to me for free by someone I would probably drink it. If you dont like the taste of cider or alcohol in general than this drink would be for you. Personally though if I wanted to drink fruit juice I would do.....and it would cost alot less!
When I started drinking cider Strongbow was my choice of drink, a friend then introduced me to Kopparberg Pear Cider. Loving the taste of the pear variety I decided to try the other variety, mixed fruit being one of these and officially my favourite Kopparberg!!! The most common form of cider is apple cider, which comes in varieties such as dry, medium and sweet but all cider is made from fermented fruit juice. The pear version of cider is known as perry which is the same classification of drinks such as lambrini. Cider is well known due to the fact that it is often quite capable of getting you very drunk very quickly and generally the alcohol volume of cider ranges from approx 3% to 8%. Kopparberg cider was born in 1995 and orginates in Sweden and is fermented using water from the Swedish town of Kopparberg and fruits. Kopparberg comes in a light green 500ml bottle with a black label with Kopparberg lettering in gold and an image of the fruit that is the flavour of the cider. Kopparberg can be purchased in supermarkets, the majority of pubs/clubs or IKEA. Pear is arguably the most popular version of Kopparberg cider and the most widely available. However, most supermarkets sell the pear flavour but more and more are stocking the different flavous such as Mixed Fruits or Kopparberg is produced in many flavours such as pear, apple, mixed fruit, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry and non-alcoholic pear. The Mixed Fruit variety was introduced to the UK in 2007 at the same time as the non-alcoholic version and it is becoming more and more widely available. I love all the flavours but the mixed fruit one is my favourite at the moment. Kopparberg's website states that the Mixed Fruit flavour, "offers a unique twist to the traditional cider flavour. The juice of blackcurrants and raspberries are added to Kopparberg apple to produce a truly distinctive fruit taste, rich in colour and refreshing down to the last drop." I would agree with Kopparberg entirely. You can taste the blackcurrants and raspberries in the cider and it almost tastes like nice fruit cordial or vimto. The cider has a light sweetness which isn't sickly. You taste the flavours of the mixed fuits as soon as you taste the drink and this pleasant taste continues into a nice clean aftertaste. Kopparberg is a lovely and truly refreshing drink which I find most alcoholic drinks are not. The fact that Kopparberg is so refreshing and so fruity makes it quite deceiving as you need to remind yourself that it isn't fruit juice you are drinking but 4% cider. In relation to other fruit ciders I would say that Kopparberg is a nice medium, some ciders are dry and not very refreshing and others such as St Helier's are too sickly sweet and fizzy. Kopparberg is a nice sweet taste but not too overwhelming and I have been out afternoon to evening and drank this throughout without getting bored or getting the dry samey taste that you sometimes get if you drink the same drink all day. Kopparberg has become more popular in the UK since I have been drinking it over the past 3 years and it is becoming available in more and more countries. http://www.kopparbergs.se/eng.html claims that Kopparberg is not only Sweden's number one pear cider but the world's number one pear cider as well. When you first open a bottle of mixed fruits Kopparberg the sweet fruity smell hits you, it isn't a sharp aroma as some ciders have. The smell of Kopparberg makes me think of summer and beer gardens and this is my favourite place to drink it, weather permitting. Kopparberg is best served chilled and when out I drink it from a pint glass with ice (although I ask for only a couple of chunks or the drink can become too cold and diluted). Kopparberg is also not as fizzy as many brands of cider are, it has a slight fizz to it but not too much (you don't end up with bubbles in your face!). In pubs Kopparberg tends to be relatively expensive, around £3 to £4 depending on where you go, its generally cheaper in Wetherspoons. In Supermarkets Kopparberg is generally priced at around £2 a bottle but there are occasionally offers such as Asda's 4bottles for £5 which is often mixed with Bulmers and Magners. I do think it is worth paying the little extra as it is a nice refreshing drink which you can stick to all day long avoiding the mixing of drinks. Kopparberg comes in a nice stylish bottle, it smells and tastes delicious and is perfect for a lovely summers day. I would recommend it to anyone especially apple cider drinkers are anyone looking for a nice refreshing change. The lovely fruity taste is very nice and perhaps a bit deceiving (so remember you are drinking alcohol) it would also be nice if the price dropped a little but I still love Kopparberg anyway!
Kopparberg Apple Cider is naturally light, mild and deliciously easy to drink. It is the perfect alternative to the more dry tasting mainstream apple cider brands.