Thursday, October 24, 2013

Strongbow Hard Cider

Recently hard cider has gained popularity, and more and more we are seeing a growing number of cider makers popping up. Cider is usually made from apples, but some is made from pears, but that is called parry. This cider is a pretty common English hard cider, Strongbow, 5.0% ABV from H.P. Bulmer Ltd, and they have been around since 1887. Stongbow pours a gold copperish color with no head (most ciders don’t have much head), and there is tons of light pouring in through the glass. There is a great carbonation level on this cider, making this very effervescent. The aroma on Stongbow Hard Cider is of a crisp green apple with an apple juice aroma. The taste is much like the aroma with a crisp apple and apple juice. The taste is just average, nothing really noteworthy here but not bad for a cider. The mouth feel is light with a crisp but dry finish leading into a sweet and faintly tart apple after taste that fades as quickly as it comes.  Strongbow is not really exciting, nor is it boring, and with that said Strongbow gets a B. There’s not a lot going on in this, but that’s just how most ciders are. The apple flavors on this aren’t as sharp as some others might be, but that could be a good thing depending on your taste buds. I liked this Stongbow Hard Cider. So go and give Stongbow a try and see how you like it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!  

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