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Old 01-02-2013, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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I recently found a really great cider though, called JK's Scrumpy Hard Cider (scrumpy is apparently a style). Appletastic!
Scrumpy is a rough farm cider from the West Country of England, often cloudy, usually much higher alcohol than regular hard cider.

I was in Exeter one time and wound up in an ancient pub that had authentic country scrumpy. I ordered up a pint of "Ol' Skull Splitter," or whatever they called it, then was not sure when it arrived if I wanted to drink it. And of course in English pub style it was merely slightly cool, not cold.

Anyway, I wouldn't say it was tasty, but it wasn't bad either. But when I had finished it and tried to leave I discovered that someone had stolen my legs.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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But, in defense of Crispin, it is made from fresh pressed apple juice, not concentrate. Also, I find the taste is crisper, not overly syrupy like lots of cider. Their peary is good. Overall, I don't drink much cider, but Crispin is the best in my opinion. They also have some crazier offerings which are lots of fun.
Still wish it was sold in 6 packs, but I recently had their honey cider or what have you and it was good. Stores only carry the original though.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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Was about to make a thread about this, then I found this. I hope so. I do see Magner's popping up at more bars.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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How would one make cider at home?
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