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    Cider - Underated & Underdrunked

    I'll start with cider. In the UK this drink these days is pretty much associated with super-alcholic-strength-fizzy-pop drank by smelly people who argue with traffic-cones - However, cider can be a very nice, dare I say, sophisticated drink.....Goodness knows I'm not suggesting for one minute that pretty ladies in nice dresses would for one second risk soiling their petticoats with chemical-apple-aroma-dribble - But it is possible to purchase vintage varieties of cider that doesn't have the off-licence shop-assistant looking at one as though you may be a person who would take a poo in the beer-fridge when they are not lookng.

    Today I am drinking Aspall vintage dry cider (7%)...I also took a poo in the fridge of the off-licence, but this had nothing to do with the cider...."Your Honour"
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    Tried Bulmurs English yesterday 4.5% nice with ice

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    I take you could'nt get hold of any magners too?

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    Magner's Irish cider is the one that is being advertised most these days....I can't offer an opinion as I haven't tried it, but it looks a bit fizzy to me. I prefer cider that it more apple-wine - Just the term fizzy-cider gives me heartburn....

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    Its fizzy but not to fizzy I,ve tried the 7% stuff but its a bit strong for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    I,ve tried the 7% stuff but its a bit strong for me.
    Me too

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    lol

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    Hats: I also feel that these are underated. Especially when worn unnecessarily.

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    Scary hat

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo View Post
    Hats: I also feel that these are underated. Especially when worn unnecessarily.
    What is your favourite type of hat?

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    Gone are the days when the cider used to come from an oaken half cask on the bar. That was the proper scrumpy - wouldn't sell any more than 2 half pints to you unless you were a regular. It was potent - and with a lethal hangover.

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    Emiliano Zapata.

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    Pulse Cider.
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    snakebites terrible drink ,it got banned in the pubs as i remember but you could buy a half of cider and a half of larger,and mix them yourself bloody wierd that.white lightning cider god the thought of how much of that stuff i drank my poor liver,and brain cells,and acid heartburn hey the good old days

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    My cousins John and Andrew took over my uncle Henry's cider business when he died. My auntie Margie's still around.

    https://www.perryscider.co.uk/shop/default.asp

    Lovely stuff. We used to get it free.
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    I remember Perrys cider, Are they still going today.

    My favourite was "K"
    Not fizzy, not sweet, bloody strong.

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    It all tastes like vinegar to me. Cider on ones chips could be rather nice, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulldigger View Post
    What is your favourite type of hat?
    I have an old floppy green cricketers hat that I am rather fond of; it has no discernible shape to it, but then neither does my head.

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    Underrated.

    Danbos humour. Funniest poster on all forums since the days of The Moog in his prime. (the ghost of, is just that)
    Thanks for always giving me a laugh in a place where I mainly find hostility.

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    belt up you piss stinking coffin doger

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    Today I am sampling Thatcher's Vintage Somerset Cider (7.4%). A slight sparkle, but not much, just right...lingering taste of dry almost over-ripe apple. I have two 75cl bottles which only equates to one bottle of wine, so I'm not a drunk.....although that said, it is only 7 am and I am posting from a gutter.....wearing soiled underwear....and a floppy green cricketers hat.

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    A new cider has just came on the market here in Ireland, Copperberg pear cider, very nice and refreshing but a little too sweet to drink large quantities.A good drink to quench your thirst.
    I think it's Swedish.

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    damn. i really feel like a drink, but as today is only my second day after giving up smoking i think that would be a bad idea.

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    That pear cider sounds the dogs b

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    Try any Mead before?

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