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An Apple (Cider) A Day!
This cider is another standard I’ve seen floating around randomly in my area. Not as common as Woodchuck Cider, Strongbow Cider can still be found easily in the Northeast. With 5.0% ABV, this is standard as far as alcohol content.
I’ve been in a mood for dry cider, and luckily, this is one of them. Nice, mellow flavor, without too strong an apple flavor. It’s a nice meal paired with pork (in my case, I just drank this while eating a bbq pulled pork sandwich). Nice, subtle effervescence feel, without the nose tingling carbonation some drinks have.
It’s a nice drink. Standard. Maybe since It’s also been a cider option for me, it doesn’t wow me as much as some of the others have. But, a great drink!
An Apple (Cider) A Day!
I know! I know….You don’t even have to say it. I thought this was about apple cider. Well. Yes. So what! I do what I want…sometimes.
So, I’ve had this cider once before. I first found the West Coast based Fox Barrel Ciders when I was staying out in Portland, Oregon. The cute little red fox on the label and saw the words ‘blackberry’ and ‘cider’ on the same label and knew it was fate.
Upon opening this cider, the first thing that hits you its the powerful fruity aroma. It smells like someone shoved a whole pear inside. Don’t get me wrong, you still get that pungent whiff that a naturally fermented drink should have, but it still smelled very fresh. This is a very girl-friendly fruity drink. Much sweeter than the Crispin Cider.
With only 5% alcohol by volume, this drink is also a bit less potent than the Crispin as well. Well worth the purchase though. It’d be perfect with chicken or grilled pizza; something with a nice charred flavor to compliment the sweet fruitiness.
An Apple (Cider) A Day
How do I choose what to review first? One the scale of one to winning, all hard ciders pretty much snuggle with winning in bed each night. So, I ended up just going with the odd one out, and popped the Crispin Browns Lane cider in the fridge.
Now, this cider was fantastic. I could just stop with the reviews now and place the 1st prize crown on Crispin cider….but, I have 6 more to drink! It had the mellow apple bite I expect without all the over-sweetness some ciders have. Perhaps it’s the bitter cider apples that are used in the Browns Lane variety that lent to the full flavor sans sugary overload. This was a light, mellow cider that left a dry lingering aftertaste in my mouth.
This cider had the highest ABV percent of the 7, coming in with 5.8% and there are plenty of other varieties on the Crispin website.
This drink would be amazing paired with grilled meats or summer salads. So fire up those bbqs and put a few of these on ice. You won’t regret it.