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Swiss Spy 05.02.2019 15:03

English Cider
 
Is there a source for good (craft) Cider in Switzerland? I like it dry. Most shops sell very sweet or even flavoured atrocities.

I found www.ciderhouse.ch but 10+CHF for a pint is not a longterm solution.

Landers 05.02.2019 15:09

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Have you tried Ramseier Suure Moscht?

Swiss Spy 05.02.2019 16:55

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Yes, but thats like comparing fresh pressed orange juice with a cheap store brand. It's even made out of concentrate too. :msnsad:

Guest 05.02.2019 17:08

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Originally Posted by Swiss Spy (Post 3038239)
Yes, but thats like comparing fresh pressed orange juice with a cheap store brand. It's even made out of concentrate too. :msnsad:


Make your own, it's not so complicated....

grumpygrapefruit 05.02.2019 17:09

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Originally Posted by Swiss Spy (Post 3038182)
Is there a source for good (craft) Cider in Switzerland? I like it dry. Most shops sell very sweet or even flavoured atrocities.

I found www.ciderhouse.ch but 10+CHF for a pint is not a longterm solution.

The reason you don't get much English (or other foreign) ciders is that there is a large import duty on apple products. I sell Sam Smiths organic Dry Cider here in ZH which is very popular and I should be getting some ciders from a smaller producer in Hereford next month.

aSwissInTheUS 05.02.2019 17:19

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Did you try MŲhl's Cider Clan?
https://www.moehl.ch/de/sortiment/ap...er/uebersicht/

scipio 05.02.2019 19:10

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see this link for various small manufacturers

you will also find different suppliers (depending on your zip code) on farmy.ch if you search for Apfelwein, cider etc.

Rjellsch 05.02.2019 20:08

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Now I’m wanting a pear cider. Anything available?

I found this cider related note which sounded interesting and perhaps worth some additional research. https://ciderexplorer.wordpress.com/...y/swiss-cider/

grumpygrapefruit 05.02.2019 20:32

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Originally Posted by Rjellsch (Post 3038315)
Now Iím wanting a pear cider. Anything available?

I found this cider related note which sounded interesting and perhaps worth some additional research. https://ciderexplorer.wordpress.com/...y/swiss-cider/

I should be getting some from the Hereford producer in a week or 2.

slammer 05.02.2019 23:12

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I maybe committing a heretic blasphemy here but in my humble opinion english cider is a yellowish chemical piss that will eat the chrome of a hubcap. I would go as far as to say that since food chemists have been able to jigger chemicals to taste almost but not quite entirely unlike apples nary an apple has had to die for an english cider.
Try and get yourself some of the French stuff for a cidergasm in your mouth.

Disclaimer, I am talking about weakbow and peckerwood cider.

Guest 05.02.2019 23:21

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Originally Posted by slammer (Post 3038388)
I maybe committing a heretic blasphemy here but in my humble opinion english cider is a yellowish chemical piss that will eat the chrome of a hubcap. I would go as far as to say that since food chemists have been able to jigger chemicals to taste almost but not quite entirely unlike apples nary an apple has had to die for an english cider.
Try and get yourself some of the French stuff for a cidergasm in your mouth.

Disclaimer, I am talking about weakbow and peckerwood cider.


Your talking about the stuff you get in the Cider Houses in Bath, spit & sawdust all the way ;)

Rjellsch 13.02.2019 10:06

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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 3038330)
I should be getting some from the Hereford producer in a week or 2.

Where are you located?

aSwissInTheUS 13.02.2019 10:34

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Originally Posted by Rjellsch (Post 3041008)
Where are you located?

https://www.im-viadukt.ch/en/information/location/
http://britishcheese.ch/

amogles 13.02.2019 11:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by slammer (Post 3038388)
Try and get yourself some of the French stuff for a cidergasm in your mouth.

I'm not entirely impartial to the Spanish (Asturian) ones myself, the entire ceremony for popping the cork to the long pour.


https://simplespanishfood.typepad.co...f906970b-800wi

slammer 13.02.2019 12:07

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Originally Posted by amogles (Post 3041072)
I'm not entirely impartial to the Spanish (Asturian) ones myself, the entire ceremony for popping the cork to the long pour.


https://simplespanishfood.typepad.co...f906970b-800wi


I have a new goal in life, godda get me some of that.

Peteel 25.06.2019 20:36

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As already stated before, British Cheese Centre in Zurich Viadukt has a good selection, as does Fork and Bottle also in ZH (ask to see the full beer menu and the cider is on the last page.
In Bern, Cafe Marta has a few options, as does Apfelgold.

For some good Swiss Cider, some new and good options to seek out would be Dietiker Cider (from near Zurich), Gartengold (from SG/TG) or if you're over east, Kuppelwieser in Bad Ragaz have some good stuff. None of this is bone dry or west country style, but none are sweet and sugary and they are all made from 100% juice (not from concentrate).
I hope this is of use.

AnnaSophiaA 25.06.2019 23:36

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Is there a sort of handy list for local/small time makers of cider in CH? Iím in Fribourg, would love to not have to go far. Iím tired of drinking the only french brand the coop sells.

Peteel 29.06.2019 00:08

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Originally Posted by AnnaSophiaA (Post 3078739)
Is there a sort of handy list for local/small time makers of cider in CH? Iím in Fribourg, would love to not have to go far. Iím tired of drinking the only french brand the coop sells.

You've got www.lacidrerie.ch / www.cidrelevulcain.ch in Fribourg. French style, but really good stuff.

I've seen a couple of new makers pop up in the west making what they're calling Cider but haven't yet tried them so cannot say if it's any good yet. Would be interested to hear if anyone has tried any new ciders from the west.

grumpygrapefruit 22.08.2019 15:55

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Black Dot cider is a small producer near Geneva run by 2 British and Aussie mates. I might start stocking some of their bottled cider soon, but in the meantime they've just brought me 60L of their limited edition "Farmhouse Scrumpy" - it's dry, hard and slightly cloudy, extremely drinkable! I have it on tap in the Viadukt market in ZŁrich. It should last the weekend but I think I'll try to persuade them to make more as it really is the closest thing I've to real Scrumpy I've tried over here :msntongue:

John_H 23.08.2019 09:24

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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 3093748)
Black Dot cider is a small producer near Geneva run by 2 British and Aussie mates. I might start stocking some of their bottled cider soon, but in the meantime they've just brought me 60L of their limited edition "Farmhouse Scrumpy" - it's dry, hard and slightly cloudy, extremely drinkable! I have it on tap in the Viadukt market in ZŁrich. It should last the weekend but I think I'll try to persuade them to make more as it really is the closest thing I've to real Scrumpy I've tried over here :msntongue:

I do love a wee cider on a hot day.. !

I fancy trying that blackdot scrumpy.. But You are way too far away, the nearest stockist is nearly 2 hours away.. Bums..


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