The next brewery we made our way to was Allagash. We had registered for the 3 PM tour, so we got there a few minutes early. Their tasting room was moderate sized and they had their merchandise all around. The first thing that I noticed was that there were not any rare beers for sale at the brewery. This was beyond disappointing. When we asked, they told us that they send them all to stores now, so the only rare beer they had was their house beer, which you could only purchase by the case (we didn’t). The tour was informative and we got to see their barrel aging room, which is where we had our tasting. We tasted 4 beers, but there wasn’t anything rare to taste either. Our tour guide was really nice, which was a plus. It was nice to visit, but it was a bit of a letdown.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “from the blossom, to the bee, to the pollinated tree, B-Cider is a delicate blend of cider with honey that gives you an opportunity to drink the full circle of life on the orchard. The apple trees need the bees for pollination, the bees need the apple trees for sustenance, and we need both to make this floral and aromatic cider.”
Random: Val picked out this cider at Half Time.
This cider poured with no head on top of a clear, green-tinged body with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had notes of only green apples. The taste was quite tart with the same green apple note. It was very crisp, but I couldn’t pick up any sweetness from the honey that I expected based on the description on the bottle, and that was a total letdown. I also didn’t get any floral notes either. It had a thin body with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick, yet tart with green apple skins. This was a completely one-dimensional cider and one that I won’t be having again and at $15.99 a bomber ($.72 per ounce), it’s not cheap either.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0