Taste is probably the most important thing about a premium cider. I think its closest to the truth to say this cider is an aquired taste. It is very, very sweet, as the title perhaps suggests. The infusion of strawberry and pear makes for something with a rather intense flavour. Thats something I like, but know some don't. One perticular benefit of Brothers over some other ciders is that it doesn't leave an unpleasent aftertaste. I have found some ciders to be rather woody, especially the cheaper apple varieties. So I feel Brothers lives up to its premium name tag.
With a premium cider comes a premium price tag. Brothers isn't actually too horific in this department: slightly cheaper than other fruity ciders available. However if you want a nice, medium priced cider there are better options. Brothers strawberry and pear actually has two huge advantages in the price department over its competitors:
a) Its price in pubs is cheaper than some other brands and no more expensive than other competing fruit ciders.
b) It is available in multipacks which work out as far far cheaper than others (it can be very difficult to find multipacks of cider of this kind).
Its rather nicely packaged I think. Its elegent but colourfully vibrant packaging gives it a definate charm. In fact its charm is what puts it ahead of other ciders in my opinion. It even has a wonderful story on each bottle: the cider equivilent of a penguin chocolate bar. It makes the product stand out.
Anf finally I will talk about the charm of the brand. It was made by an array of brothers at a festival. If anyone has been to Glastonbury or even any other UK festival, they will understand the pleasure of drinking a cider suited to such a place on a hot spring, summer or Autumn day. It brings back memories amongst being a lovely tasting cider.
So if you can stomach the price tag, which it seems you'll have to for a fruity cider of this kind, then this is okay value, nice tasting but most importantly charming in every sense. A delight to drink.
I recently tried Brothers as an alternative to apple cider, which I was growing a little bored off. I thought it best to assess it under several headings: