Tonight’s selection is a change of pace for me. Val wanted to pop open a cider, so let’s see how it was.
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Sangría literally means bloodletting in Spanish. The term sangria used for the drink can be traced back to the 18th century. According to the SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol, sangria’s origins ‘cannot be pinpointed exactly, but early versions were popular in Spain, Greece, and England.’ Sangaree, a predecessor drink to sangria that was served either hot or cold, likely originated in the Caribbean (West Indies), and from there was introduced to mainland America, where it was common beginning in the American colonial era but ‘largely disappeared in the United States’ by the early twentieth century. Sangria as an iced drink was reintroduced to the U.S. by the late 1940s through Hispanic Americans and Spanish restaurants, and enjoyed greater popularity with the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.”
Random: This cider is available in cans and on draft.
This cider poured with no head whatsoever. The body was a bright magenta color that was clear and had a moderate amount of carbonation visible. The nose was rather muted, but had berry notes along with red apples. There was some honey as well. The taste was also a bit muted. I picked up the same berry notes, specifically raspberry and blackberry. There was also a decent punch of cherry. Apple came through next with some sweetness. The cider was a bit under carbonated. The finish was quick with apple. I thought this cider had potential, it just wasn’t my favorite.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0