Beak & Skiff 1911 Blueberry Hard Cider

Posted: June 20, 2015 in Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard, Cider, Reviews

As you’ve noticed if you follow this blog at all, my other half likes ciders. So, when we went to Half Time, she picked up this one and a few other variations. She opened it and was nice enough to let me review it. Let’s see how it was.

1911

ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “1911 Blueberry Hard Cider is a sparkling cider made from our family grown apples. It is perfect for someone looking for something a little bit sweeter. The flavors of apple and blueberry intertwine smoothy and result in a lasting fruity finish. Semi sweet 5.5%.”

Random: I usually like blueberry and blueberry cider sounds like a great concept.

This cider poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, purple tint with moderate carbonation. The nose was immediately off-putting. It had an odd medicinal note that transitioned in blueberry jam. I was hoping for better with the taste, but it started a bit tart with Granny Smith apples and then went into straight out sweet blueberry jam from the jar. Those were the only notes that I got from it. The body was watery and thin and had moderate carbonation. The finish was long with the same blueberry jam. The bottle was $2.29 at Half Time, which is $.19 per ounce. For that, there are many better offerings out there. I won’t be having this again and the other half didn’t like it either.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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