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“ The change in strongbow is absolutely horrible.”

Written on: 24/10/2014 by 178Rafferty (1 review written)

I have no idea why they changed the recipe. They have made new flavors but why change the one everyone liked. I hope they go back to the old recipe because I will never buy this product again if they don't… Read Full Review

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“The new Strongbow made my stomach hurt and I started...”

Written on: 15/07/2014 by Sinas (1 review written)

The new Strongbow made my stomach hurt and I started sweating, then my mouth started to swell and got numb. I have no idea why they changed this product. When I went to two of our local party stores, they both stated that others had complained and that their sales for strongbow have dropped. I have been drinking ciders for several years now and just returned from Ireland where I drank cider throughout the trip. I have never reacted to any other cider!… Read Full Review

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“What were you thinking? It's awful, like so many US...”

Written on: 10/06/2014

Why couldn't you leave well alone? Strongbow is a wonderful drink and you have ruined it. It's too sweet and doesn't even taste like cider. How dare you change it and expect people who have enjoyed Strongbow for years to put up with your stupidity. If I wanted a drink that tastes like apple soda that's what I would buy. This is a sad day for all of us who loved the original Strongbow, please come to your senses and bring it back. Absolutely no one likes your horrible new gold apple, insipid… Read Full Review

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“bring back old strongbow!!!!”

Written on: 27/05/2014 by Lindseye459 (1 review written)

What happened!!!??? The original strongbow was amazing... Leaps and bounds my favorite cider... Dry, crisp, delicious. But for some reason, instead of adding a different type of strongbow to the family, they got rid of the old amazing strongbow and replaced it with the same sweet cider that the market is saturated with. This company has lost a long time fan and i will now be drinking magners which is good but was always a second to old, original strongbow. I will add that most of my cider… Read Full Review

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“its not cider ”

Written on: 03/03/2014 by Harrison-W (1 review written)

Strongbow is not cider, there are no 'cider' apples in the stuff, just a paste made from boiling down Bramley apples so they can keep a consistent taste, this is fermented to a well over 20% and then watered dawn, so instantly it is 80% water as well as tasteless and colourless... Then acids are added to give the product a glimmer of taste as well as bags of sugar to make it drinkable Any craft ciders made this way would be disqualified from being "real cider".. If you are a true cider drinker… Read Full Review

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“By far the worst cider I've tasted. It is a little too...”

Written on: 20/10/2010

By far the worst cider I've tasted. It is a little too sour to be tasty in first place, but it is the actual lack of any flavour that ruins the experience. It tastes like...nothing. To be fair, it seems to be one of the cheaper ciders so maybe it is unfair to compare it to the likes of Henry Weston Vintage, but it is certainly much worse than the likes of Magners. So I'd really not recommend this one… Read Full Review

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Written on: 15/07/2011

Stick to your sugary sweet foofoo drinks, cause that's obviously what you want....leave the ciders to real connoisseurs...

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“This is disgusting, full of additives like sweetners!...”

Written on: 01/08/2010

This is disgusting, full of additives like sweetners! try Green Goblin if you want a real cider… Read Full Review

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“Very cheap, also high percentage so its a good lager...”

Written on: 19/06/2010 by doug714 (9 reviews written)

Very cheap, also high percentage so its a good lager to get you drunk. Also a refreshing cider for on a hot day. There are better ciders such as bulmers, but for the price strongbow is a good cider, crisp and easy to drink. Reccomended… Read Full Review

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“i think strongbow is one of the best ciders available...”

Written on: 30/10/2009

i think strongbow is one of the best ciders available on the market. i would highly recommend this to my family and friends, i find it very refreshing and think of any thing i dont enjoy about it… Read Full Review

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“I've never been much of a cider drinker sticking...”

Written on: 18/07/2009

I've never been much of a cider drinker sticking mostly to beers, wines, scotches and vodka. I first tried Strongbow Dry in my early 50s (10 years ago) and it has become my summer drink of choice. It has a healthy kick and none of the bloating associated with most beers.

I prefer it extra cold and always order it with a side glass full of ice and a twist of lime… Read Full Review

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“Has i have said, it is a good old English drink, have...”

Written on: 24/11/2008 by tinman20001967 (1 review written)

Has i have said, it is a good old English drink, have four or five to start with, before going on to spirits.

It is what it is...cider and that is it!..No messing. The best cider comes from summerset and it should look dark brown and come in a demijohn. Drink has much has you can on a summer's day....enjoy.

Well it has helped me out in life, when i come back from the pub, i feel better for it all right. I look on cider like this, a bit like a walking stick, it helps me stand up for a bit… Read Full Review

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“I'd say the taste of strongbow is better than a lot of...”

Written on: 11/02/2008 by Josso (10 reviews written)

I'd say the taste of strongbow is better than a lot of ciders I've tried in the past. However, unlike other ciders I find that after a few cans you want to have some variety and swap over to something else. You can't buy entirely Stronbow and have an flawless night in my honest opinion, you need variety - and with other forms of cider I wouldn't say that this was the case necessarily… Read Full Review

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“Strongbow cider is cheap and tastes lovely. Its...”

Written on: 06/01/2008

Strongbow cider is cheap and tastes lovely. Its brilliant and i could drink gallons of the stuff… Read Full Review

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“A excellent drink,suitable for almost any...”

Written on: 16/12/2007

A excellent drink,suitable for almost any occasion...usually reasonably priced as well. Strongbow Cider has a crisp refreshing taste. My favorite 'starting' drink before the spirits. A lot people will say they like it fresh out of the barrel, and it is very good, however i actually prefer it straight out of an ice cold can, aluminum improves the taste to me… Read Full Review

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Strongbow

“I LOVE THE BOW BOW!!! XXX”

Written on: 04/11/2007 by CEZ (1 review written)

I LOVE THE BOW BOW!!! XXX… Read Full Review

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“The taste of Strongbow cider is very moreish, and if...”

Written on: 08/05/2006 by lewis69lewis (14 reviews written)

The taste of Strongbow cider is very moreish, and if you have it with a bit of black it's lush. Have a pint next time your out!… Read Full Review

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“Having imbibed Strongbow on and off in several...”

Written on: 14/03/2006 by saltrampen2 (22 reviews written)

Having imbibed Strongbow on and off in several drinking establishments, I am convinced that all ciders are best enjoyed from a fresh barrel and that the taste changes more noticeably with time in comparison to Beer. At its best (ie. a fresh barrel), Strongbow is slightly lacking in taste but is basically OK. Once it it has been on tap for a while, it can start to taste slightly sharp/sour.....maybe I should complain, but I have noticed this in many pubs. I have never noticed this effect with… Read Full Review

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Strongbow

“Cider .. cider ... cider. ”

Written on: 14/08/2004 by ElizaF (2 reviews written)

Cider .. cider ... cider.

Go on, tell me what you are thinking when you hear that word

Is it a Worzel Gummage type of country person leaning on a gate in the sunshine, picking at their teeth with a piece of straw and slurping at something urine coloured and flat out of a clear bottle?
Is it the three shivering teenagers sharing a bulmers can behind the community school disco in the middle of winter?
Is it the remnants of Diamond White that lie in the gutter outside the pub that showed the… Read Full Review

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Jertoons's Response to ElizaF's Review

Written on: 25/08/2004

Thanks for the wonderful review. I bought some Strongbow Cider on the recommendation of the clerk at my distributor. In retrospect, I thought: Maybe she recommended it because it wasn't selling.
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<br>There were a lot of cases of it; maybe they'd just got in an order.
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<br>Searching on the net, I couldn't get into the manufacturer's site. I'm glad I found this site. I have posted on www.epinions.com and www.mouthshut.com -- but I suspect this site will be very useful, too. I'm about 50 miles from Philadelphia, near Reading, Pennsylvania.
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<br>There are some wonderful reviews of London at MouthShut -- one place I've never visited, but want to very much.
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<br>Anyway, should I open the case of Strongbow or return it, do you think ? They're bottles, not cans.
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<br>You can contact me at:
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<br>Jertoons@aol.com
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<br>if you like.
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<br>Great review. You almost have me opening the cider this evening. Luckily, I purchased Young's "London", too, though I usually get their "Double Chocolate", lol.
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<br>Keep smiling. Great review.
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<br>Jerry

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225270_Funklady's Response to ElizaF's Review

Written on: 14/01/2006

Briiilliant *grin*

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Welshgit's Response to ElizaF's Review

Written on: 26/06/2005

Yes, all very well and correct until lately.
<br>Have Bulmers changed the product as well as the can design.
<br>The taste has really gone downhill, is the new can affecting the contents, or is it that after 20+ years of sampling the stuff, I have finally lost it and now look on to the REAL scrumpy.

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Strongbow

“Strongbow is a world renowned drink for getting,...”

Written on: 13/06/2004 by lightrevolution (14 reviews written)

Strongbow is a world renowned drink for getting, chipped, smashed and then crumbling into sickness.
Good value, you can get 8 for a fiver in most good off licenses… Read Full Review

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Aastria's Response to lightrevolution's Review

Written on: 25/02/2006

WHEN DID YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TASTE 'HORSE URINE?' GIVEN THE CHANCE TO COMPARE SUCH DIFFERENCES; I WOULD ONLY GO WITH THE CIDER.

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