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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.
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Re: English Cider

Have you tried Ramseier Suure Moscht?
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Old 05.02.2019, 16:55
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Re: English Cider

Yes, but thats like comparing fresh pressed orange juice with a cheap store brand. It's even made out of concentrate too.
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Old 05.02.2019, 17:08
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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.

Make your own, it's not so complicated....
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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.
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Re: English Cider

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

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.
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Re: English Cider

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/

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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/
I should be getting some from the Hereford producer in a week or 2.
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Re: English Cider

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.
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Old 05.02.2019, 23:21
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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.

Your talking about the stuff you get in the Cider Houses in Bath, spit & sawdust all the way
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I should be getting some from the Hereford producer in a week or 2.
Where are you located?
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Where are you located?
https://www.im-viadukt.ch/en/information/location/
http://britishcheese.ch/
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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.


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



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Re: English Cider

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.
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Re: English Cider

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

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 Zürich. 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
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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 Zürich. 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
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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