Henry Hotspur’s Hard Pressed For Cider

Posted: January 21, 2015 in Cider, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Reviews

The lawyer is still stuck at work. I bet she’s upset that she’s missing yet another Netflix. This one is a movie from 1997 about Oscar Wilde. It has a very young Jude Law in it. It’s mildly interesting at best. This is a cider that the other half picked up at Trader Joe’s awhile back. Let’s see how this one was.

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ABV: 5.8%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Sir Henry Percy KG (20 May 1364 – 21 July 1403), commonly known as Sir Harry Hotspur, or simply Hotspur, was a late medieval English nobleman. He was known as one of the most valiant knights of his day, and was a significant captain during the Anglo-Scottish wars. He later led successive rebellions against Henry IV of England, and was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 at the height of his career.”

Random: For once, I really don’t care about who wins the Super Bowl.

This cider poured with absolutely no head on top of a clear, green-tinged body with light carbonation visible. The nose was straight apple juice without much else. The taste was much of the same. Red delicious apples and juice along with nice bubbles on the tongue. The body was thicker than expected. Despite the very slightly elevated ABV, there was no alcohol on the taste. The finish was neither long, nor short and had crisp, apple juice. This cider was straightforward and tasty, but in that, it was boring. It didn’t do much for me and I would not rush to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Comments
  1. cidersays says:

    Agreed that this was quite a boring cider. I mostly bought it due to the low cost ($2 for 22oz or so), but even that isn’t that too cheap considering you can get 6 packs of cider starting at $7 around me.

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