Hogan’s High Sobriety

English | Cymraeg

A review of Hogan’s High Sobriety - a tasty, low-alcohol cider with a hint of scrumpy.



ABV: 1%
Calories per bottle: 90 (18 per 100ml)

The Hogan family have been making cider in Warwickshire since 1985. They now produce and sell 16 different varieties, including this low-alcohol brew, launched in 2019.

It’s a great-looking drink, in a nice traditional brown bottle. It’s lively but not too fizzy. It’s got an intriguingly dark golden colour – darker than most ciders – and it’s got the aroma and the flavour of a great English cider.

As happens so often, our taste testers couldn’t agree on what they liked about this one, but they all agreed that they liked it. Some found it similar to the major commercial cider brands, others said it had a hint of scrumpy. Either way, it’s one of the best ciders we’ve tasted.

At 1%, it’s at the top end of our low-alcohol threshold. So, if you’ve got a particular reason for staying absolutely alcohol-free, it might not be for you. But if you’re just looking for something you can drink without getting drunk, it’s ideal.

You can buy High Sobriety online direct from the farm.

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