Advent calendar – day 20

Day 20 – Crazy Goat


An excellent cider in my Lilley’s Cider advent calendar this morning.  This was the first Lilley’s cider that I ever tasted, the one that led me to visit their website and find this advent calendar in the first place.  It’s 6.8%, cloud and still.  It’s a blended cider and perry.  And it’s called Crazy Goat!


So different from yesterday’s Apple & Pear cider, this is a proper cider and perry blend.  I love that it’s cloudy and still, a perfect combination for this rustic blend.  It’s so tasty, so tangy, and so juicy.  It really is a delicious bottle and I could drink this all day any day.

An excellent blend of cider and perry – highly recommend – 5/5.

Advent calendar – day 19

Day 19 – Apples & Pears Morning Today’s bottle from my Lilley’s Cider advent calendar is a 5.2% lightly sparkled Apples & Pears cider.  I do think it’s funny that they can’t seem to decide whether they’re lightly sparkled or lightly sparkling, but that’s beside the point.  I wasn’t sure if this was going to…

Advent calendar – day 18

Day 18 – Gingerbread Morning A nice surprise in my Lilley’s Cider advent calendar this morning, a 4% lightly sparkling Gingerbread cider.  I like the taste of ginger; ginger beer, ginger tea, ginger biscuits, gingerbread.  And this one feels like a nice Christmassy wintery one as well, so definitely looking forward to this evening. Evening…

Advent calendar – day 17

Day 17 – Strawberry Morning Another day, another fruity number in my Lilley’s Cider advent calendar.  Today it’s the turn of Strawberry, and it’s another 4% lightly sparkled offering.  I have a bit of a thing with strawberry – I love the berry itself, lovely and fresh, preferably served with cream, but when things are…

Advent calendar – day 16

Day 16 – Rhubarb Morning Today in my Lilley’s Cider advent calendar is another 4% lightly sparkled fruity cider – this time it’s a Rhubarb cider.  So I’m expecting this to be quite summary, probably a combination of sweet and tart.  I can’t remember the last time I had rhubarb that wasn’t in a crumble…

Advent calendar – day 15

Day 15 – Lemon & Lime Morning Next up in my Lilley’s Cider advent calendar is a 4% lightly sparkled Lemon & Lime cider. I think this will be a nice one, I certainly like both lemon and lime, and based on previous ones I expect this to be equally well balanced and easy to…