March 26, 2020
So this is day one of lock down for Beercraft!
With little access to good quality beers and a hankering for a drink in these trying times... I have taken it upon myself to try all the drinks I once loved years ago and to see how my Palate has been spoiled with the likes of verdant, northern monk and Deya. I will also be calling out some of the awful beers and ciders that are out there, that try to pass themselves off as premium brands and how they are ripping us all off with inferior ingredients, chemicals and flavourings.
lets see how much of a pretentious beer and cider twat I have become...
So the first drink I have manged to scavenge from Tesco is Strongbow! A festival favourite and the drink of choice for 14 year old's up and down the country in 2009 (disclaimer: Children should not drink under the age of 18). Strongbow is a monster in the world of cider accounting for 15 per cent share of the global cider market and a 29 per cent of the UK cider market.
Strongbow is a blend of bitter-sweet cider using culinary apples, with 50 different varieties of apple used in the blend. The apples are grown in England and France. It Is mass-produced on a monumental scale, The Bulmers Strongbow vat is the largest alcoholic container in the world, with a capacity of 1.5 million gallons. They make a apple concentrate, add loads of sugar, then water the mix down till you get a ABV of 5%. It is fermented with a controlled yeast strain that is pleasing to both cider drinkers and lager drinkers
In my opinion, as cider goes its rather light on flavour with a hint of artificial green apple taste, the large amounts of CO2 fizz make it thirst quenching almost like a fizzy soft drink, its slightly sweet. With a 5% ABV. Its not going to knock your socks off like some fantastic still local cider we have in somerset! But it will do the job as something easy to drink.
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