Bad Seed Belgian Abbey Hard Cider

I’ve gotten through almost all of my chores today, including updating the blog, which means I can probably crack open a few new beers today. This cider is one that I cracked open for the other half that she hated. Let’s see if I have a different opinion about it.


ABV: 6.1%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the Hudson Valley Cider Alliance website, “We are a small craft cidery making bold hard cider from apples grown in the historic Hudson River Valley. Bad Seed Cider is made In small batches, naturally fermented from 100% fresh pressed apples and never filtered. We hand craft ciders that are light, crisp and clean. Made by friends to be enjoyed with friends.”

Random: Why is it that some cideries/breweries don’t have websites, but just a Facebook page? Here’s some advice, get a website up! It makes life so much easier for us bloggers!

This cider poured with absolutely no head on top of a very cloudy light yellow body. There was visible tan-colored detritus floating in the body. What wasn’t obvious in the body was carbonation. The nose was very lemony with some apple, but tart lemons taking center stage. The taste was insanely tart, to the point of being unpleasant. There were some notes of apple skins as well. There was some Belgian yeast as well, but I couldn’t get past how tart the cider was. The other thing that didn’t make this drink well was that it had a thick body, but was dramatically under carbonated. It had a medium length finish with lots of tartness. I was definitely not a fan of this one and wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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