Posts Categorized: Cider

Toasty Tassie cider wins my heart

It’s quite dark and yeasty, toasty even. And like many of the ciders that are emerging in Australia, Tasmanian Inn Cider is high in alcohol, 8 per cent. But still that’s a lot weaker than wine. There is a lot to like about this one, which was bought and delivered together with this month’s Bruny Island Cheese Club Box. The cider fizzes but isn’t too fizzy and with an terrific balance between the sweet and sharpness of the apple. Many of the new ciders are made with juice, rather than crushed apple. And juice from eating apples. Cider apples are very different. They are sour and you really wouldn’t want to eat them. Is this made with proper cider apples I asked myself? Perhaps. I think this is a fair approximation of the real deal from England. Many ciders are a little too sweetor too acid, reminding me of many of the rieslings that are a recipe for heart burn and quite possibly will dissolved teeth.