Henry Hotspur’s Hard Pressed For Cider (Ginger)

One thing that I never realized about Trader Joe’s is that they advertise. I didn’t realize this until I was out in California for a business trip and they had constant radio ads. This cider, is specifically made for them by Gordon Biersch. Val picked it up and let me have a sip of it.


ABV: 5.4%

Style: Cider

Trivia: They also have a spiced version of the cider, which I have yet to try.

Random: Since I post so far in advance, this won’t be pertinent by the time you read it, but I am not a fan of long business trips. I’ve been in California for over a week now and I am beyond ready to go back to Jersey. Val came out for the weekend, but had to get back to work, so I’m stuck by myself again. I have 4 more days until I go home.

This cider poured with a touch of white head that dissipated instantly. There was none left by the time I went to take the picture and no lacing was left on the glass. The body was clear and golden-orange with high carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of fresh ginger that burned the mouth a bit. It also had apple juice, but ginger dominated the nose. The taste was much of the same. It had ginger as well with yellow apples and apple peel. The body was light with carbonation that was a bit lacking. It had a lengthy finish with the same ginger. Although this cider was very affordable ($2.49 a bottle, $.11 per ounce), but there was no balance to this. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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