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a massmarket product for mass market cider drinkers
Member Name: clarkjames
Advantages: cheap and readily available
Disadvantages: doesn't taste great
I'm not a huge cider snob (more of a beer guy myself) but I wouldn't touch strongbow with a bargepole.
It is so ubiquitous that sometimes you ask a mate for a cider, and he gets you this, so I have drunk it many times, but I don't buy it usually.
it comes in draught, cans and large 2l bottles. (the 2l bottles I have plenty of experience of drinking as a teen!). I think that's the main audience for this product, first time drinkers, I can't really see anyone respectable drinking this, it's reputation is too tainted, and the taste isn't that great either- sure its every bit as refreshing as the advert leads you to believe but then so are every other dry ciders (the crispness comes from the dryness- dryness is a lack of sugar)
it is very cheap for a bottle, but on draught it's only slightly cheaper than a higher quality cider- so instead of just getting strongbow be brave and try something else, who knows you might never look back!
It is 5.6%, so about average strength for a cider, taste is slightly chemical, and has no attempt to mask that with any interesting flavours, it just tastes average. If you're going to drink it, make sure it's cold for the most refreshing experience.
Summary: good for younger drinkers but for everyone else it's time to move on
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