Saturday, October 31, 2009
Hornsby's Hard Cider
Today's drink is Autumn inspired, Hornsby's Hard Cider (Amber Draft).
Who doesn't think of Fall, Pumpkins, Football and Cider? Well, today we go for the alchohlic version of standard cider (Later we will be reviewing Guinness), that definately fits this beautiful Halloween day.
Outside the weather is crisp, and I think that is the best word to describe this cider. The Dryness of the "Amber Draft" definitely leaves you wanting to drink more....which is a prerequisite for anything I consume.
If I don't enjoy that first quaff, then I never buy it again.
I might be overstating the obvious that the first thing that hits you when you crack open a bottle is the smell of Apples, but it's true. A great nose meets the drinker for word go....and I put my first one tonight in a glass, which really improved the experience. The color is fantastic and (at ice cold) the drink was refreshing. I can almost taste the red of the apples that were mashed together in the making of this fine beverage.
I have drank Strongbow (ablate on tap in the UK and in Germany) so I am biased....yet I do think this is a great alternative to have in fridge if friends come over....especially if they are bringing their wives or girlfriends. That being said, I would not be embarrassed to crack one of these open amongst "The Guys" and I plan on my cigar of the evening to be with my last one. It should be an interesting Combo.
At 6%, a six pack gave me a pretty good buzz leading up to Trick or Treating and the Notre Dame Game tonight (when the Guinness will be reviewed). At $6.97 (Walmart prices) I think this is a pretty good buy, and would hesitate to do so again.
Overall, I would rate this one a 7. What can I say...I'm a sucker for Rhinos.
PS, I was looking for a Website to link to on this product....how sad that I cant find one, especially in this day and age.