Strongbow is a mild strength (5.0% abv) cider produced by the Bulmers company our of England. It's available locally at a few places and typically can be found in 4-packs of half-liter cans. Strongbow themselves describe it as a well-balanced cider that comes from a blend of bittersweet cider and culinary apples. Interesting... let's see what we think.
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (Bite And Booze), James Lawson, and Jeremy Spikes (Whiskeybomb.com).
Serving: 16.9 oz. can.
Appearance: Yellow, minimal head... looks sort of like a light beer but that's typical for a cider.
Aroma: Apple juice, not too boozy and not too sweet. Jay noted hints of caramel
Taste: Very dry, probably moreso than they would want you to think based on claims of being well-balanced, but also very easy to drink and refreshing. Of course they also claim to be "England's Dry Cider" so I guess they are correct there.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, easy finish, fairly dry still.
Overall: A very standard cider, I thought it was an easy drinker and especially suited for hot Louisiana summers. Jeremy thought that "it's got a good beat and you can dance to it." So... if you ever want to see Jeremy bust a move, get him some Strongbow! (Side note, if you ever want to see my cousin Philip bust a move, play some "Ignition Remix" by R. Kelly.)
Overall Rating: 71
My Rating: 71
My Rating: 71