Beak & Skiff 1911 Raspberry Hard Cider

Posted: August 2, 2015 in Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard, Cider, Reviews

The other half wanted a cider and I’ve been giving her some of the ones she picked out in May from Half Time. This one has been sitting at the back of her beer fridge (and yes, she has her own fridge on the left side of the bar with all of the ciders and beers she picks out). For the record, she was even less of a fan of this one than I was.

1911 raspberry

ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “1911 Raspberry Hard Cider is a sparkling cider made from our family grown apples. This cider opens with a fruit forward body and a lingering burst of raspberry on the finish. Semi-sweet. 5.5% ABV.”

Random: We also have a bomber fridge and a regular single bottle/can fridge in the bar.

This cider poured with absolutely no head on top of a light pink body. There was high carbonation visible as well. The nose reminded me of Cherry 7-Up. After I smelled that, I couldn’t pick up any other scents except for that peculiar, sweet, red fruit note. The taste was odd, to put it mildly. It started very tart with apples and light raspberry and then went into that same Cherry 7-Up note that I couldn’t stand. The body was watery with high carbonation. The finish was quick with sweet, red fruit. There was nothing that I particularly enjoyed about this cider. It was $2.39 for the bottle, which was $.20 per ounce. Even if it were free, I wouldn’t touch this again. What a disappointment.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0


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