We’ve been tasting all of the Australian cider at our local bottlo. Here are our thoughts.
Newstead Brewing Co – Apple Cider Johnno
Newstead’s apple cider is named after David Malouf’s book Johnno. The lime green label with a sketched bicycle is eye-catching. It’s made with 100% fermented apples resulting in a very likeable cider. ABV 5.5%. 4.5 stars.
The Tasmanian Cider Company was established way back in 1911 in an old convict-built warehouse on Hobart’s docks. The company is now called Mercury (produced by Carlton and United Brewery). They make three main types of cider:
- Mercury Genuine Draught is a classic style cider with a slightly darker hue. 5.2%
- Mercury Hard Cider has a light golden appearance and only a hint of apple flavours. Look for a black can with a font fantastic label design. 6.9% – 5 stars.
- Mercury Dry has a fruity, apple cider flavour with a cleansing dry aftertaste. 5.2%
Little Creatures Pipsqueak Apple Cider
The green label says it is crisp and refreshing with a 2 out of 7 flavours on the flavourmeter (I’m not sure what that means?). This apple cider is very sweet but it’s is made on freshly crushed apples sourced from the Adelaide Hills. ABV 5.2%. 2.5 stars
Will Smith Traditional Cider
Will Smith & Sons are based in the Huon Valley, Tasmania. This is a traditionally styled cider apple blend made with heirloom French and English cider apples. 100% Australian apples and nothing artificial. 3 stars.
What’s your favourite Australian apple cider? Please leave a comment and let us know.