I am sorry to say that as a teenager I participated in a bit of underage drinking. With cider being one of the cheapest drinks around lets say I overindulgent in cider a bit too much as a teenager. Like many I am sure this put me off drinking cider, I thought this would be for life but then new amazing flavours have been brought out.
After my overindulging in really cheap cider as a teenager even the smell of apple cider is enough to make me quesy. As a result it was not easy for me to build up the courage to try some flavoured ciders. One day I gave in and tried some mixed fruit cider that a friend was drinking. I was really pleasantly surprised. This tasted absolutely nothing like the £1.50 a litre of white lighhtening that I was expecting, it was really refreshing and delicious. After my first taste of flavoured ciders I have tried a few different brands and flavours.
One night out for a family meal I fancied a flavoured cider. The resturant that we in only sold Rekordderling Strawberry andd Lime cider. I had never heard of the brand Rekorderlig before but thought I would give it a go and I was definately not ddisapointedd.
I thought that Rekorderlig looked really good and like a rural natural product that was premium. This cider tastes really refreshing and it really quenches your thrust. It goes down so easily it could be dangerous a bit like some cocktails as you can easily forget that it is alcoholic.
Rekorderlig is now one of my favourite ciders. All flavoured ciders seem a bit expensive to me at about £2 per bottle in the local supermarket and believe me you will not want to stop at just one bottle!
Cider was the first alcoholic drink I ever tried as we were allowed to have a small glass of cider and orange with Sunday dinner. Since then, new flavours have been introduced and I have tried pear cider and really liked that but nowhere near as much as Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider.
The first time I drank it was in Wetherspoons in Chester last year and since then have had it on many hot summer days. The bottle is quite dull and does not pass on a hint of the treat that you are about to receive. The label is a case of stating the obvious - just a picture of a lime and some strawberries.
It is not the colour of normal cider, but nor is it as red as I was expecting it to be. Although it has an amazing taste I don't feel that either of the ingredients stands out in particular, and I would struggle to say what the taste is - other than something I want to try again.
It is very sweet and has a pleasant smell - here there is a hint of strawberry but still nothing of the lime. One thing in particular I like is the fact that it is not very gassy unlike some cheaper brands. On the front of the bottle it says that it is a premium brand from Sweden and that it is 4.0% volume.
Each bottle contains 500ml and while it is not a great deal, there is quite a high calorie count attached to it. There are over 300 calories in each bottle and as a result I tend to only have one when out or if I drink it at home, have one over 2 nights. We have corks from Betterware of somewhere like that and it does keep the fizz - I got quite a shock the first time I took a cork out as there was quite a pop and as I have mentioned it is not gassy at all. I have some in at the moment and paid £5 for 3 in Asda recently. A number of supermarkets have been doing that offer for cider, but none seemed to have that particular flavour apart from Asda.
The bottle also has a message about responsible drinking, and as this is such a sweet drink it could be easy to drink it as if it was fruit juice. What I had not realised until I looked for prices online - TheDrinkShop.com is selling them for £2.29 - that is that it is a pear cider and not an apple one. They also give a serving tip of ice and mint, but I am not sure that mint would improve it.
Bearing in mind the calories I will not be drinking this every week but can imagine that I will always have a couple in the cupboard.
Definitely to be recommended.
I love ciders of all sorts apart from apple and was looking for a new cider to try out when I came across this in Waitrose. It was not selling anywhere else at the time (even though now you can find it pretty much anywhere) and I was curious to try it out as strawberry and lime sounded really interesting so I thought I'd give it a try. If you shop around and don't get it from big supermarkets you can get this cider for about £1.99 which i find i have to do because I drink so much of it!
I'm SO glad I tried this cider, there's really no going back with this, its absolutely delicious. The bottle is a standard brown bottle with a bottle-cap lid that you uncap with a bottle opener. The label on the bottle is very nicely designed with an illustration of three strawberries and a lime set on a bed of leaves. The text on the front is simple and states what it is very clearly.
The cider itself is delicious! Strawberries with hints of lime go hand in hand, the lime giving the perfect zing needed so that the strawberry flavour is not overly sickly sweet and the strawberry just gives it that delicious taste. It's something that I really enjoy drinking, and I have recommended it to friends and family and they are all glad they tried it as well! This is a really good quality drink, and goes really nicely with any food, especially deserts. It is perfect on a hot day, and is so refreshing when drank ice cold from the fridge.
I would recommend this to any cider lover, or anyone who loves a good quality drink that is refreshing and delicious! Everyone I know who has tried this have absolutely loved this! The Swedish have excelled once again!
Literally nothing tastes better than a fruity cider in the summer months. The sun is shining, you can't escape the amazing smell of the BBQ and the taste of a cool refreashing cider just hits the spot. I was always a kopparberg cider fan and i didnt think anything could beat it until one day when i came into work (I used to work in a bar) we got a new stock in of this new cider that everyone was raving about, but i was yet to try. I didn't expect much as I had already tried the Kopparberg strawberry and lime and I loved yet but at the end of the shift we all had our usual staff drinks so I decided to try it. All i can say is I will never go back to Kopparberg again.
Although it was the same flavour as the Kopparberg, it just tasted so much better. I think its because it doesn't leave that after taste/tang in your mouth that Kopparberg does, its just a crisp fruity taste that just leaves you feeling refreshed and that little bit jolly, without feeling like you have a mouth full of alcohol.
Working in a bar I have learnt a few tricks to make this cider taste even better. Pouring this cider into a glass of ice with a few fresh mint leaves or real strawberries and squeeze in a wedge of fresh lime. This just seems to make all the flavours stand out even more.
In a 500ML bottle there are a recordered 2 units of alcohol (4%) and i usually buy them from my local Tesco, which is around £2.25 but this may vary depending on where it is purchased.
I highly recommend this tasty drink to anyone who enjoys a fruity concoction that has a little bit of a kick in the summer sun
For many years i have been a cider drinker turning my nose up at wine and beer cider has been my drink! I love the fruity ciders less so Magners and Bulmers more pear where my first cider love Kopperberg Pair started from. I have always said you cant beat a Kopperberg on a summers day and nothing compares until i discovered Rekorderlig!!
I stumbled across this sweet fruity nectar of a drink in my local Premier shop, they didn't have the usual much to my dismay but thought it give this one a punt.
Not only is it cheaper than Kopperberg its tasty if not tastier! Its more sweet then Kopperberg but you can still taste the sweetness of the strawberries and lime just a very small hint takes the edge of the sweetness.
As for value for money if memory serves me right its in a 500ml bottle which is slightly over a pint glass. This is an ideal cider if you like sweet drinks as it tastes nothing like Strongbow, Magners or Bulmers and doesn't have a bitter taste to it at all.
I have only tried the strawberry and lime flavour of Rekorderlig however if that is anything to go by im sure the others will be just as yummy!
Where to buy, i haven't seen it many big names stores as of Tesco however i do live in a very small town and it may not be stocked there. But its certinaly cheaper in the shop than in the pub!
Rekorderlig Strawberry-Lime Cider comes in a brown glass bottle containing 500ml of the product. My local pub charges £4.30 a bottle. I have not bought it in a supermarket, but I'm sure it will be much cheaper there. I drink this occassionally as a change from the same old drinks when at the pub.
The drink smells strongly of strawberry and when poured from the brown bottle, appears pale pink in colour. This drink is best served over ice.
The taste is very sweet and strawberry flavoured. It reminded me of strawberry 'dib-dabs' that I would eat as a child. I wasn't able to detect the lime flavour. Rekorderlig does taste pleasant, a little bit like a fizzy drink rather than an alcoholic drink, and is dangerously easy to drink very quickly. I find that one of these is enough for me as I can feel my teeth reacting to the large amount of sugar present in the drink.
There are 315 calories in a 500ml serving of this drink, so not a drink for those on a diet, or who are being careful about their diet.
This drink is more suited to sitting in the beer garden on a warm day rather than a winter drink. It is suitable for those who like sweet sugary drinks, and personally one of these is enough for me. The taste is pleasant but I feel that £4.30 per bottle is on the expensive side.
After writing this review I found myself sat in the beer garden with this cider much more often. It has definately been my drink of the summer.
I rarely drink anymore but I do enjoy a couple of ciders at home every now and then and I'm very picky to what types of cider I actually like. Before trying out rekorderlig my favourites were brothers toffee apple cider and koppaberg's forest fruits cider, and I was amazed at how good they tasted but they were nothing in comparison to how this tasted! They have been overwhelmed by rekorderlig and I can honestly say I have never tasted anything else alcoholic that's as good as this!
You know how sometimes certain cider can be a bit tangy or bitter even if the ingredients are sweet ones? Well this has absolutely none of that - all the flavours are crisp, refreshing and sweet without that zing some ciders have. The zing I'm talking about is the one you find in brands such as magners and bulmers no 17 red berry flavour; it's sweet but it's still a bit bitter.
The brewing of rekorderlig began in 1999 and resides from sweden, so it hasn't been around that long but the popularity is rising very quickly. The sweet and bitter free taste may well be down to the fact rekorderlig is made using the purest spring water from Vimmerby in Sweden.
Essentially I could drink these as if they were a fizzy drink, yet they have the same alcohol percentage (4.0%) as other brands. I first tried these out when they were reduced in price as an introductory offer of £1.25. I mean, who's going to say no to some tasty cider for that little amount of money? not me that's for sure! Ever since I've been finding these little beauties on offer in various supermarkets for under £2 every time, it's usually morrisons or tescos that are more generous with these but of course there are other places that will have some offers on the go.
Though I have only currently seen three different flavours available so far where I live; strawberry and lime, mixed fruits and pear cider - there are infact a huge handful of different flavours to choose from and there will be a new seasonal special flavour of "passion fruit" for summer time. Though I haven't personally seen any confirmation or even a mention that it will be available in stores, this flavour, along with all the others can be found in their 'flavour store' (just google rekorderlig!)
I initially came across Rekorderlig 18 or so months ago in a pub in Richmond and ever since it has been a firm summer favourite for me and my partner.
I usually opt for the more traditional scrumpy style ciders which I am aware are not everybody favourites. It differs greatly from the usual apple cider vastly which can be quite bitter and over powering, especially scrumpy which can give you heartburn.
I prefer this particular flavour as other flavours such as the Rekorderlig apple variety can be rather sickly.
The strawberry and lime variety is great for those that like easy sipping, fruity drinks. Its bears somewhat is a resmeblance to strawberry Ribena, although not as sweet. I personally dont find it sickly but just right.
The taste is smooth and fruity and doesnt have a particular after taste. Its a great drink to enjoy in the sunshine.
I usually enjoy in a tall thin glass, with a decnet size handful of ice. I then top this with a slice or two of lime and then sprinkle in a few mint leaves to give that extra depth of flavour.
In short if you like strawberry flavoured drinks and looking for an alcoholic alterntaive, this is a winner.
This fruity cider is a great feminine drink with a burst of fresh strawberry and a squeeze of lime. I first encountered this cider in the Night and day cafe in Manchester on a date, and this cider is both refreshing and tasty to drink.
These are available at larger supermarkets, sometimes on a deal, I have seen them in Sainsburies and certain pubs, but they are not as widely available as Kopparberg, though Kopparberg do the same flavour, Rekorderlig has the edge as it is less sugary and sickly, it's completely delicious! I will be wanting to try their other brands of cider at some point too - they also do an apple & blackberry which sounds great.
It's fairly pricey, but what good quality cider isn't, and you do get a lot of drink for your money, as the bottles are a substantial size.
I highly recommend this as a refreshing yet alcoholic drink, ideal for a hot summer day or a quiet drink out in the pub :)
Even if you are not a big cider fan, I would still recommend this drink. I introduced a friend who didn't really drink cider to it, and she found it delicious. Though I'm saying its quite a girly drink, by no means am I saying boys won't enjoy it too!
I have seen it priced between three and four pounds in most places!
I have only recently come across Rekorderlig Cider in my local pub - and I am a convert. I enjoy cider and I have tried many brands and flavours over the years, and I have to say that I think that the Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider is among the best I have ever tasted. It's right up there. I have only ever had this in my local pub, but I've just checked and a 500ml bottle can be bought in Tesco for £2.19. Compare this to the cheapest scrimpy cider and of course this would be considered to be quite expensive when you can get 2L for about £1.50(!), but this cider is in another league.
The Rekorderlig Cider Strawberry and Lime Cider comes in a dark glass bottle like traditional ciders. It has a bottle top that needs to be removed with a bottle opener and I have to admit I would prefer to have a screw top bottle - but this isn't a deal breaker! The packaging is nice, but nothing spectacular - just pleasant.
The colour of the cider is a really nice pale pink colour that looks refreshing and sparkling in the glass. It's a pale colour and transparent and so it looks like it's going to be fairly light to drink and not the sort of cider you might consider drinking out of a brown paper bag! It is only 4% ABV and so it's pretty low alcohol and the type of drink that I like to drink on a sunny summery day. It does smell like strawberries, but I can't get any smell of the lime in the aroma.
However, where this drink can really stand up with the big boys is in the flavour. The taste is of lovely sweet strawberry, and just when you think it might be a little too sickly sweet, you are hit by the aftertaste of the lime which balances it out perfectly. I would never have put strawberry and lime together, but it is a lovely combination of flavours. The taste is both crisp and mellow all at the same time. It doesn't have that chemical and synthetic taste that accompanies many ciders as it just tastes fresh and natural and leaves my palate feeling clean.
It is absolutely best served cold, poured over ice and a chunk of lime - and then it's just a matter of sitting back and relaxing, until it's time to order your next one!
I'm not much of a cider drinker. You won't find me sat in a pub with a pint of Scrumpy. However, you may find me cradling a bottle of fruit cider, which I've developed a love for over the last year or so. It began with Strawberry and Lime Kopparberg - a drink which is fruity and delicious. I then discovered Strawberry and Lime Rekorderlig on an outing to a local bar and this proved to be even more sublime than Kopparberg. This is quite an achievement as I consider both drinks to be rather divine...
Rekorderlig comes in a brown bottle with a rather simple label and an image of some strawberries and a lime. This minimalist and classic design makes you feel like you are drinking a somewhat high class beverage. It looks like a premium cider and, my god, it tastes like a premium cider...
*~A DELIGHT TO THE TASTEBUDS~*
When pouring this pink-coloured drink out into a glass full of ice you are met with an alluringly sweet aroma. The drink itself tastes delightful. It has the sweet taste of strawberries which is balanced out by a hint of lime. It is a crisp and refreshing drink which quenches your thirst. I enjoy it more than Kopparberg as it is sweeter, more fruity and smoother to drink. In a lot of ways it tastes less like alcohol than Kopparberg which is probably why I enjoy it so much. I am the type of person who enjoys the buzz and kick which alcohol provides but I prefer the taste to be masked by oodles of fruits and sweet flavours. In my first year of university this largely involved sucking alcopops through a straw like the teenager I was. I am glad to say that my taste has grown to be a lot more mature and refined since.
As a university graduate my drink of choice is Rekorderlig. With 4% of alcohol it is not too boozy and it is very easy to drink.
The one thing that lets the product down is the fact that the label on the back does not give you any information on the ingredients and calorific content of the cider. This information I gathered from another source. The ingredients are as follows:
Carbonated spring water, pear and apple wine, berry flavors and caramel. Acids: citric acid and sodium citrate. Preservatives: E202 and E220 (contains sulphites).
The ingredients suggest it is not really cider and is more of a fruity wine than anything else. I'm not really complaining about this as I enjoy it whether it is considered cider or not. However, this fruity 'wine' packs in 63 calories per 100ml. That's 315 calories per 500ml bottle! Like most alcoholic drinks, it is an indulgence and all worries about waistlines should be cast aside...
*~TOO SICKLY SWEET FOR SOME?~*
I don't know anyone who has tried it who didn't enjoy it. My boyfriend and my housemates adore this drink and we bought some for our house Christmas dinner, taking care to keep count of how many bottles we had each. It is a light drink and this makes it the perfect accompaniment to a meal.
However, if you prefer a traditional rustic cider or don't enjoy sweet drinks you may not be a fan of Rekorderlig. I reckon that this drink could be a bit too sickly for some and not enough like your normal pint of cider for others.
Certainly, I love the drink and plan to buy more for Christmas Day with the family. The drink is also nice to have when unwinding after a hard day at work. However, after a number of hard days at work, I've had to hold back on getting them too often as they cost just over £2 per bottle at Tesco and Asda which is rather pricey in comparison to other bottled beverages. On the other hand, the drink can sometimes be found on special offer and I understand you can get three for £5 at the moment at the two aforementioned supermarkets.
In addition to this, if you get bored of this particular flavour there are other flavours to chose from including Apple, Pear, Wild Berry, Apple and Blackcurrant and Winter Cider. The Wild Berry and Apple and Blackcurrant are almost as delicious as the Strawberry and definitely worth a try. I just wish I could find a shop which stocks the Winter Cider. With its vanilla and cinnamon this aught to be the perfect drink for the holiday period but I can't find it anywhere. I'll just have to stick to the Strawberry and Lime variety for now.
I highly recommend this drink, particularly over the festive period. I cannot get enough of it. Many memorable things have come into being because of the Swedes - Ikea meatballs, Daim bars, Lindqvist's 'Let the Right One In' and male fantasies about that blonde one from Abba (so my boyfriend tells me)...Rekorderlig just happens to be one of those.
*~Thank you for reading my review :-) ~*
*~Also published on Ciao under username Renza - December 2011~*
After trying various fruit ciders and becoming a big fan of Kopperberg, when a friend recommended I try Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime I had to give it a go. It is in a brown bottle (like many of the flavoured ciders) with quite a simple white label on the front with pictures of strawberries and flowers.
At £1.79 for a 50cl normally I was quite pleased to find it on offer for £1.09 in my local supermarket so snapped up a couple of bottles.
I made sure before trying to cider that I left it in the fridge for a few hours. The strawberry fragrance to it was very strong and fresh. The taste was even better.....not only was it bursting with strawberry and lime flavour it was not too sweet, like many flavoured ciders can be. It was very light and refreshing.
After being a Kopperberg fan for so long it pains me to say that I actually prefer Rekorderlig strawberry and lime to ANY fruit ciders I have tried before.
If you could bottle up summer and sell it as a drink it would be Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime!
Definitely 10 out of 10 for me, a bit on the pricey side per bottle (dependant on your budget) but it is well worth the money!
Give it a go... You will be pleasantly surprised.
Many moons ago I stumbled across Rekorderlig cider in my local supermarket and purchased a couple of bottles as they looked quite funky in terms of flavour and also were on special offer because they were new and were dirt cheap. Now, to be honest I was expecting some kind of White Lightening equivalent but how wrong I was!
The bottle itself is a dark brown bottle with a white label that has a black background. On the label is a picture of some strawberries and limes (shocking!) on the top and the name "Rekorderlig" as well as the flavour on the front. Pretty standard stuff really.
Once you open the bottle you are presented with a very sweet smelling drink that reminds you of strawberries.
Once you pour the drink you realise that it is a pinky colour which I guess is supposed to be the same as strawberry's but fails miserably and an even stronger smell of strawberries. All in all it doesn't look that great and the smell can put you off before you even have your first sip.
However, it is only when you have your first sip that you can really appreciate the wonder that is this drink! As the first drop hits your tongue you are instantly struck by the crisp, sweet strawberry taste which only gets better with every sip. Your tastebuds tingle at the refreshing lime after taste that is left as the drink cools your throat on the way down and leaves you excited about your next sip.
The only way to improve the taste of this drink is to serve it over ice on a warm summers evening and for that extra touch even put in a few strawberries and a slice of lime as I found out when I realised they served it at my local bar.
Over the past year or so, the popularity of Rekorderlig has increased in a big way. More and more pubs and bars are starting to sell Rekorderlig and the Strawberry & lime flavour seems to be one of the more popular ones. I have even seen Rekorderlig tents / vans at certain events.
The only thing that may well put you off is the price. On that occasion I paid something stupid like £1 for a 500ml bottle and I think nowadays you can pick them up for about £2 - £3. However, when I buy it from my local pub it normally sets me back about £5 which puts a lot of people off.
For me, this is certainly one of my favourite drinks. Rekorderlig do other flavours but none of them quite match up to the taste of this one. Basically, if you like cider and / or you like things that are sweet then I would be very surprised if you don't like this.
I have become a lot more into my cider drinking recently, particularly flavoured cider drinks. I came across Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider in my local supermarket; I believe it was available about a year ago now. As these new drinks products often are it was on an introductory offer of about £1 per bottle, which is a bargain for any alcoholic sweet fruity cider, in my opinion, the current retail value is about £1.75. I have also noticed that they have recently started selling this in my local pretentious bar for about £4 a pop, which I think is a bit of a swizz for a 500ml bottle of cider, but it is becoming more widely available.
The bottle itself is a medium to dark brown colour with a sort of aged looking label. The fruit flavours have been artistically drawn on to this and all in all is a nice looking product, at least more stylish and imaginative than the average cider label. The product is 4 VOL % abv. which is about average I would say for a fizzy flavoured cider. The company producing this product is based in Sweden in a place called Vimmerby and claims that this cider is a clearer tasting product and made using spring water that flows under the brewery.
This is not a drink to buy if you are not a fan of sweet beverages; there is a lot of sugar content within this drink but not to a sickly extent. The infused flavour is strawberry and lime and although these sound an odd combination and a little unusual on first hearing, I can vouch they work really well together in this drink. The strawberry is the dominant flavour in the cider, but not as strong as for example the Brothers strawberry cider you can get. The lime flavouring in this drink gives it a faint tanginess that detracts you from the sweetness and served along with a fresh slice of lime is a very nice tipple and ice, of course.
The appearance of this liquid is a rich pink, so bear this in mind if you're wearing white or don't want to be seen with such a feminine coloured beverage. I suppose this would be classed as a summer drink enjoyed in a beer garden with the sun on your back, for me I could (and do!) drink this anytime of year. I could not drink more than a few bottles at a time without feeling a bit sickly, but I find that with most fizzy sweet cider drinks.
Living now in Somerset, cider is my chosen tipple of choice. I get to drink what is referred to as rough cider which is proper cider and the pubs here stock many different varieties of course! Because of this I've become rather a fan of the stuff and I love to try out interesting looking ciders I haven't seen before and this one I picked up recently in Asda as it was on offer at any 3 bottles of this brand for £4.00 and I felt that was a good buy!
Brown see-through bottle with a cap on the top which needs to be removed with a ring-pull. On the front of the bottle there is a picture drawn on of strawberries and lime and I'm told that it is Rekorderlig Premium Strawberry & Lime Cider 'Premium cider from Sweden, serve well chilled' and that it is 4.0 in alcohol. On the back label other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, I'm told that the entire bottle equates to two units of alcohol and the best before date is clearly stamped on. Nice enough bottle, easy to open etc.
This is actually the most tasty, unusual and thirst quenching cider I have ever had! Both me and my flatmate loved this however we both agreed that this tastes like an excellent quality pop/soft drink so for this reason you do need to be careful with it as its very easy to forget it is alcohol and end up on your knees!
The drink is slightly bubbly, smells of fresh strawberries and is a light pink in colour and looks very appetising indeed. I agree this is best served chilled and on the back of the bottle we are told to add fresh mint (optional) for a crisp and refreshing experience, which next time I will certainly try!
This is just a beautiful, crisp and refreshing drink. It tastes of natural sweet strawberries and that flavour is not one bit faked or two sweet but just right. It has a slight zestiness and crispness given by the lime being added and made from Swedish spring water the whole thing is just an amazing tasty experience! I love this one and feel it is a superb quality and refreshing, tangy drink! Yum!
Available in all good supermarkets etc costing about £2.00 a bottle (if not on offer).
Brand: Rekorderlig / Type: Cider