Sunday, May 19, 2013

Crispin Hard Apple Cider Review


Listen up queerdos, I've mentioned before I'm not big on beer cuz it just doesn't pack the punch of hard liquor. Nevertheless I like to change it up a bit and drink a little of this and a little of that.

As a mom of a toddler, I need to be able to make myself a good stiff drink and then move on. Often one is all I get. Both for obvious time restraint, and because I still have to take care of my little love bug. While I do sometimes pawn the parental responsibilities to the hubby, I also want to enjoy my little Tasmanian devil. So I can't always be the lush my heart yearns to be. Sobriety, much to my chagrin, is an important component of being a good mommy.

The hubby tried this a few weeks ago and kind of raved about it, so I decided I needed to check it out for myself, as the hubby has good taste.

Crispin's Hard Apple Cider has 6.9% alc. by vol and comes in a 22 oz. bottle. *remember most beers come in the 4% alc. by vol range so this is already a winner in my book. It tastes an awful lot like a yummy Mexican apple soda with just a hint of alcohol so you are not fooled into thinking that you're drinking just a soda. It's bubbly, light, crisp and VERY tasty. I got a nice little buzz and if I'd had it before lunch I bet it would have been even more fun. All kidding aside, this was a truly enjoyable cider. I would have very much enjoyed it with pork chops, a pulled pork sandwich or bar-b-que. It was truly delightful.

One last tip for you bargain hunters...this bottle retails for 9.99-11.99 at Safeway, but the exact same bottle runs you 5.99 at Whole Foods. So if there's one in your area pick it up there.

Enjoy, I know I will enjoy this again many times. 

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18 comments:

  1. ooooh, this IS a good one - have you tried the one made from Honey Crisp apples??? goes down soooooo easy

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    1. There was a bottle (also 5.99) of the Honey Crisp right next to the hard apple, and dammit if I didn't regret, right after the first sip that I didn't pick them up both! Lori, we really must drink together...

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    1. Damn it indeed, it really was good.

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  3. Sounds delicious. Would love to try that with BBQ ribs. Going to make a note of this!

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  4. That sounds tasty good. I'm currently indulging in the delicious box of wine. Mmmm...

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    1. It is. Box of wine? alone? Sounds excessive, now I'm jealous...

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  5. I'll give it a try.

    How do you feel about Mike's Hard Lemoade? Sometimes it's on sale at the grocery store and it's not bad. Plus, my kids think dadd is drinking grown up lemonade.

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    1. I'm not going to lie, Mike's Hard Lemonade was pretty much a staple in my early 20s and I still enjoy. Try this, you'll be glad you did.

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  6. I remember my parents making hard cider in the 70's. I don't drink, but this sounds fun!

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  7. 1. We have to go to Original Gravity
    2. There is a very thick beer that is 11 percent..it packs the punch. We must try.

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  8. Yum....now hopefully the pyro won't pick it up and have a swig while I'm putting fires out.

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  9. I started drinking hard cider during a semester abroad in the UK. I don't like the taste of beer, but I wanted to be able to order a pint at the local pub. I soon learned it was best to order a half-pint of the Scrumpy Cider. It made the walk back across the street to campus much straighter and safer!

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    1. Lol, half-pints? I just learned something new. Noted thanx, glad you made to campus safetly!

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