Bold Rock Citrus

Today’s selection is a cider that Val picked out. She let me have a few sips of it. I think we picked this up during a Washington, DC trip awhile ago. Val tends to like the really fruity ciders, although she doesn’t tend to like things that are overwhelmingly citrusy, so I was surprised she wanted this one. I’ve never heard of this cidery, so I was curious to see how it was. Let’s pop it open.

ABV: 4.7%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the cidery website, “Citrus Cider is a slightly tart and off-dry hard apple cider crafted with our local apples and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice. A vibrant and easy drink for the relaxing days ahead.”

Random: This is available on draft and in bottles and hails from Nellysford, Virginia.

This cider poured with absolutely no head. The body was lemon-yellow and completely clear. There wasn’t much carbonation visible. The nose had dry apples with a touch of bubble gum. The taste was much more towards sweet apples than citrus. It had apple juice and apple skin. The bubble gum note was present, but not dominant. The citrus reminded me of an orange air freshener and wasn’t very authentic. The body was on the lighter side with not enough carbonation. The finish was medium length and hung around with apple skins. A bottle of this was $2, which came to $.17 per ounce. I thought that this cider was alright, but I don’t feel the need to revisit it again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0