Tonight’s cider is one that Val picked out. She likes the graphics that Downeast uses, so we pick up almost every cider that they put out. Let’s see how it was.
Trivia: According to the cidery website, “hey, it gets hot around here. maybe not as oppressive as some other places, but hot enough to make us crave something a little lighter, a little crisper, and a little quaffable. that’s where SB comes in – an unfiltered apple cider with the tart and tang of lemon and ginger.”
Random: I could go for some apple pie right about now.
The cider poured with less than a quarter finger of white head and it dissipated by the time I took the picture. The body was incredibly hazy and bright yellow. I couldn’t see any carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose was slightly herbal with a touch of basil and cilantro along with some green apples that provided some sour scents. The taste started with the same green apples that provided some tartness along with red apples as well. There was a touch of ginger as well and some cilantro. I picked up some allspice and nutmeg as well. There was no booze that I picked up on the cider. The body was on the lighter side with lots of carbonation. The finish was quick with nutmeg and apples. A single can was $2.33, which came to $.19 per ounce. I thought this cider was alright, but lacked some balance. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0