Product Type: Kopparberg Beer
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Fruity cider goodness!
Kopparberg Mixed Fruit
Member Name: ask_eve
Kopparberg Mixed Fruit
Advantages: refreshing, fruity, tasty, not too expensive
Disadvantages: A bit dear in some pubs.
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!
Summary: A lovely fruity cider.