Val asked me for a cider last night, so I pulled this one out for her. It was her first cider from Shacksbury, so I was curious as to how it was.
Trivia: According to the cidery website, “Far from ordinary, apples are the most diverse food plant on earth. Unfortunately, only a handful of varieties are cultivated at scale in America, and all of those are designed for eating, not cider making. At Shacksbury, we believe cider can, and should, be daring and complex. From gnarled trees on New England farmsteads to Old World orchards in England and Spain, our cider will change the way you think about this amazing fruit.”
Random: Other than beer, I pretty much only drink coffee, seltzer and iced tea at home.
The cider poured with absolutely no head. The body had a slight orange-pink color to it and was slightly hazy. There was some carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of light citrus to it, specifically oranges and orange blossom came through. There was a small amount of apples. The taste was very, very light. It almost reminded me of an apple and orange seltzer. The apple presence was minimal and orange peel came through. The body was watery and there was plenty of carbonation. It had an instantaneous finish with orange. This was also a gift, so no commentary on the price. When Val told me that she didn’t like this one, I was assuming that it was going to be on the tart side, but it was just because it really didn’t have much flavor. I won’t be having this one again.
Untappd Rating: 1.5/5.0