This cider was another one that Val picked out. We’ve been having some sub-par ciders lately, so I was hoping this would be outstanding. I haven’t seen many apricot ciders and I think it’s a fruit that really lends itself to ciders. Let’s see how it was.
Trivia: According to the cidery website, “We spent a year testing apricots from sources throughout the country before finding just the right mix for our new cider. OS apricot features the natural taste and aroma of fresh apricots balanced with acidity and tartness. Apricots originated from China about 4,000 years ago, before finding their say way to Persia and the Mediterranean. The Apricot Tree first came to Virginia in 1720, but the popularity truly arrived with the Spanish Missions in California around 1792. We think you’ll be reaching for this higher branch soon enough!Apricots are also distilled into brandy and liqueur.”
Random: I haven’t had fresh apricots in years. I need to pick some up when they’re in season.
This cider poured with less than a half a finger of white head that dissipated before I even could take a picture. The body was a clear, straw-yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had apricots and a marked mustiness. It also had white wine grapes. The taste started with mild apricot and white grapes. It had a syrupy sweetness that came through with apple juice. Honey was present as well. It had a touch of breadiness from the yeast. The body was thin with some carbonation, but needed a bit more. The finish was quick and dry with apple skins and honey sweetness. A bottle of this set me back $2.00, which came to $.17 per ounce. Despite the affordable price, I didn’t enjoy this one at all, which was unfortunate because I love apricots. I wouldn’t search this one out.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0