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Beef Beer Review
For the second week in a row I have chosen to review cider. The fall season is so strong I could not resist. I have also spent the day listening to a Gaelic music album called Gaelic Storm in which a song is song about cider. The song is called Johnny Jump Up (an Irish cider). (Check the band out at http://www.gaelicstorm.com or http://www.higheroctave.com) The refrain of the song goes as such:
Well, I cannot do so well as to write a song about the cider (unless I am allowed to sing it) so I will just review it for you. Hard Core, a Hard Crisp Cider, is made by the Hardcore Cider Company in (believe it or not) Cincinnati, Ohio. I rate this cider 3.5 BB & B's As it says on the box, 'Serve cold for just the right bite.' I am not sure what type of bite the makers are talking about, but I have again rated a cider rather high on the Big Beef and Beer scale.
This cider is not quite as good as last weeks cider, Woodchuck Draft Cider (Amber), but should be substituted for Woodchuck if it is not available. This is not as good as Woodchuck but still tastey. (I may have a weakness for the 'ol Johnny Jump Up) This hard cider is a blend of 15 different types of apples, which is good, but leads to it just being short of the apple cider taste. The taste is sweet and crisp as advertised. It is so crisp that it is called a dry cider and it definitely tastes dry. Again the cider leaves very little aftertaste unless you drink it with a piece of Pappa Johns pizza dipped in garlic and butter sauce. The mix of garlic butter and hard cider is not to good.
Alcohol content is 6% by volume and the cost for a six pack was $5.49 at Kroger. (Readily available for all selective consumers) Sorry Bill C. have not yet located Woodpecker cider. Tune in two weeks from now for the hard cider showdown. This will be the event of the nineties. (Should be said like advertising for a monster truck rally) A panel will rate a majority of ciders on the market. I have veto power, though.
Price: Paid $5.49 for a six-pack
Availability: Widely available.
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