Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot Hard Cider (Portland, OR, USA)

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  • My Rating: [C+],  I gave it a (3.0 of 5) on Ratebeer.com

Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot – Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, 6.9% ABV – 750ml., (Portland, Oregon, USA)

on the front label:

“To the finest Heritage apples, I have added hops, apricots, and a carefully selected melange of spices to produce this highly drinkable libation. ‘Never praise your cider,’ said Benjamin Franklin, yet I am confident that had he crated the cider in this bottle, he would have shouted with elation.”

  • Style: (Apricot, spices) Flavoured Cider
  • Taste: Acidic sour fruity apricot apple lightly spiced & hopped
  • Where I got it : Crosstown Liquor Store (Downtown Vancouver)
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  • How much: $23 – 750ml., August 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: only if you can enjoy sour ciders

Visual: Bailer-top resealable cap, handy dandy. Pours almost clear light pale orange, virtually no head, minimal ringed retention, a few slow micro CO2 streams here and there, not much going on.

Nose: very fruity peach-apricot, trace amounts of sourness, hints of feminine perfume. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: incoming acidic sourness

Mid-palate: continued sourness, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) huge fruity apricot, cinnamon, yeasty, apple, light-med barnyard

Finish: lingering sourness, medium tart, mild bitter hops, off-dry fruity apple finish.

Summary: Very sour, tart and partially dry. Big apricot while apple takes the back seat. Too sour for me to fall in love with. The spices don’t shine through much due to the big sourness.