Bantam Wunderkind

This was a cider that I picked up in Maine and have never heard anything about it. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are proud to introduce our first cider, Wunderkind. Bantam’s maiden voyage is named in honor of one of the greatest modern adventurers, Amelia Earhart. She was bold and courageous and never settled for anything less than achieving the extraordinary. It is her fearless spirit and sense of adventure that inspires our own quest. Wunderkind is bright and crisp and gently lingers on the palate. It is made from a blend of local apples, slowly fermented to capture subtle esters, and delicately balanced with a hint of flower-blossom honey. It is the result of countless test batches on dozens of apple varieties and yeast strains to arrive at just the right combination of flavors, aroma and body. Wunderkind isn’t simply a new twist on a familiar theme, it’s a new story altogether.”

Random: Val drank it, but wasn’t a big fan of it.

This cider poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated instantly and left absolutely no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, greenish-yellow. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose had apples, but they weren’t intensely sweet. Some honey came through as well. The taste was slightly sweet with honey to aid in the sweetness. Apples obvious came through, but they weren’t intense. The cider wasn’t dry, but it wasn’t a sugar bomb either, which I appreciated. The body was light with moderate to high carbonation. It had a quick finish with soft apples and honey. This was on the pricier side at $3.00 for the single bottle ($.24 per ounce). I enjoyed this cider a lot and wish it was distributed to New Jersey.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0