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Too be drunk ice cold...
Member Name: mattharris1801
Date: 01/03/12, updated on 02/03/12 (60 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, good alcohol level
Okay, its not Aspell's cider, but nevertheless still a great cider for when you don't feel like splashing out a tonne of cash. Point being, makes a great festival drink, can be bought in bulk, cheaply, and doesn't taste like you've bought a case of Tesco Value along. What ever you do, don't let it get above a cold temperature, once warm, this tastes terrible.
A pretty refreshing drink, but doesn't have the taste or smoothness of a more expensive cider. Quite a crisp tasting cider, in comparison to bulmers or stella cidre, for example. It just tastes more artificial, and probably is for the most part, i dread to think how many extra little things they add. Being mass produced, it of course is generic tasting, the Fostors of the Cider world.
After about a pint and a bit of Stronbow the artificial nature of the product and as it's very fizzy leaves me feeling fairly bloated, which is never a good thing. Most pubs have a variety of local ciders available and depending on whether you like traditional scrumpy or scrumpy jack, after trying many a cider I can say with confidence that you are better off mixing it up with something more refined.
Summary >>>> At 5%ish, a great Cider for festivals, or any other occasion to get the old alcohol levels up. Not for the cider connoisseur, as the taste is too generic, too fizzy, not great. But hey it's cheap so what more are you going to get. I'd reccomend Stella Artois Cidre, if you fancy something different, very drinkable and refreshing.
Summary: Great for festivals, or as a cold refreshing beverage on the cheap