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is bulmers nicer than magners even though magners costs more?
to appeal to the indie kids on here.
jesus. i just singled out those three cos they are usually the most readily available at bars. im open to suggestions too.
Bulmers tastes like hot sick. So yeah, Magners is the nicest.
Have you tried Aspall cider/cyder? That's lovely.
Although in general I'm not a massive cider drinker
Not sure if it really counts as "cider" as such as it's flavoured and whatever but Kopparberg's generally pretty nice. Can't have more than one though as it's incredibly sweet..
its like dessert in a cup.
every few sips or so, I get the weirdest taste of butter (this is with the pear one)
This may just be me, but the whole Kopparberg drinking process is always a very bittersweet event
though i am partial to a bit of jacques...
which is jsut called Orange Cider, because it's bright orange
and about 12%
i find Bulmers a bit too sickly, and Strongbow just tastes of chemicals
even though magners is nice too
strongbow is the easy winner.
The others are too sickly
i like aspalls best of all though.
also i went to ikea yesterday and bought 24 cans of pear kopparberg for £19. win.
I really like Strongbow then Magners then Bulmers but sometimes Magners goes down better than Strongbow but also sometimes my local shop has a deal on Bulmers
its a cider minefield
The Westons range are the best.
£3 a bottle at most haunts and it's like 3424324%. 4 units a bottle or something.
bang for buck!
but so many better ciders...
particularly the summer fruits one, tastes like Vimto but with more damage...
bulmers is the same recipe as magners from some drunken idiot, and is just cheaper because it's not an import. they do taste different so he's probably wrong + a drunken idiot.
strongbow is definitely based on the same recipe as paint stripper though.
magners for me. but that tastes diluted and does not get me drunk enough for its price.
magners and bulmers is apparently exactly the same. i don't like either, but whatever.
did you know thatchers do straight-from-vat sales at their factory? you just roll up with a petrol container or something and, bam. you'll be drunk for the next fortnight on a fiver.
otherwise i'm fucked.
got a feeling it's somerset. :(
been to weston's farm a few times for some of those vintage draught 2L things. it's cheaper than retail strongbow and taste so much better.
student doesn't mean tesco value! though you look like a pretentious cunt drinking it while others are on frosty's.
westons = hereford, thatchers = somerset.
still, top notch. and fuck the haters, there's nothing better than a pint of Old Rosie, poured straight from a bag.
a colostomy bag more like! amirite fellas!?
I would never order any of the 3 provided, my love for Stoford is so great it has to be mentioned.
EXCEPT for the fact that of the 2 times i have been there in my life both times they have had Stowford Press 3 bottles for £6. good times.
Pear cider's nice, I had that a while ago.
I'd probably go for Strongbow as it's less sickly sweet than the other two. And it doesn't cost £4.
with ice. 'kin ice.
the drink's cold anyway!
cider's even good warm! old rosie, barnstormer, fiery fox - no chilling required really.
magners is almost undrinkable with a ton of ice in the glass with it.
i'll never be friends with someone who has ice in their cider.
its very light and it really doesn't taste nice warm. But you are right MOST ciders (especially proper ones) and scrumpys are best at room temp
does not need to be colder than that!
its fucking ridiculous!
it melts and waters down and ruins the cider. would you put ice cubes in a pint of beer?!?
<3 you summers.
It was the only thing that was dissappointing with him though
Except music. Then I comment on everything, even if I've never heard it. It seems more fun that way.
but rarely on draught.
Id rather drink blackthorn rather than those 3 or even gaymers or merrydown (but id rather not)
Wychwood brewery does a cider which is actually Thatchers (in a wychwood bottle)
Scrumpy is where its really at, unfortunately the scrumpy available in the supermarkets is normally westons (which is herefordshire cider I believe) You can sometimes get cornish scrumpy. But you should try to take a trip to somerset and get some real scrumpy from a farm (and some black spot cheddar whilst you're at a farm)
Biddenden cider for me while I'm in Kent.
In the south of Ireland its packaged as Bulmers, but in the north and the UK, and usually internationally its Magners.
and for the record, they're both disgusting.
but overall Kopparberg.
Very nice indeed.
is probably best. Kopparberg is awesome too.
Brothers cider is nice but it's so deceptively strong and comes in such deceptively large bottles that it's actually quite dangerous.
Both are better than Strongbow.
Kopperberg is heaven in the cider universe, but I don't think I could drink it all night, it's a bit sweet.
Which only increases it's brilliance.
Rattler, made in Cornwall, is AMAZING. Really really strong, and quite a crisp apple-y flavour. Westons organic cider is lethal, it makes me pass out...