2018 Ciders #7: Hand Brake

So yesterday in the pub, I got Non-Dry February started with a pint of Hand Brake, another cider from the Rosie’s Pig line (like Flat Tyre).

Hand Brake cider logo
The Hand Brake tap in the pub. It was nice and quiet so there was nobody around to give me weird looks for taking photos of the bar equipment.

Like its stablemate (applemate? brewerymate?), Hand Brake is a pretty pinky-red colour.  The label says it’s damson-flavoured, but it tasted more like raspberries to me.

Pint of Hand Brake
My pint of Hand Brake. It’s a slightly deeper red than the rhubarb-pink of Flat Tyre.

It’s a nice flavoured pint, but I’d say Flat Tyre has the edge for me – the rhubarb is just a bit more interesting.  I wouldn’t be disappointed to find either on tap in a pub in future though!

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