Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Somersby Hard Apple Cider

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20ChadPolenz (1704) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: C1A New World Cider

AROMA: Very sweet apple juice; almost sugary. Slight faux sour aroma (malic acid?). 8/12

APPEARANCE: Very clear shade of pale gold. No CO2 visible. 2/3

FLAVOR: High sweetness throughout; akin to apple juice. Almost no cider tartness or acidic character. Plenty of residual sugar. Sugary aftertaste. Palette seems authentic overall, but the lack of traditional cider characteristics is distracting. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light bodied; extremely low carbonation. Sugary sweet aftertaste is a tad cloying. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This seems more like juice than cider; no indication that it’s going to be this sweet. Drinkable and enjoyable, but far from amazing. 6/10


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