It’s been a while since I’ve had a hard cider, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve tasted. I’m also a big fan of the various Samuel Smith brews (their Oatmeal Stout is my favorite beer), so I was looking forward to this. In all honesty, I was a bit let down. It was a very passable drink, probably enjoyed most by people who really don’t care all that much for beer, but I thought it was overall weak. It had a nice golden color, but a very weak aroma. I don’t think I’m being unfair in expecting more of an apple presence. This is also true of the taste. While each mouthful was a little more...appleful...than the last, it still tasted like a slightly alcoholic (5%) version of the watered-down juice my kids drink. The strongest characteristic of this cider was the carbonation. Too much. When all is said and done, this isn’t a drink I would turn down if offered to me, but it’s not what I’d choose if there were something else, even regular apple juice, available.
Listening to: Acceptance - Different (Acoustic)