Cracked Apple Cider with Tequila & Lime (UK)

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  • My Rating: [D+]

Cracked Apple Cider with Tequila & Lime, 5.5% ABV, 500ml, (Gloucester, UK)

printed on the front-left of the can:

“Cracked Apple is a cider with real character and barrels of personality. With our drinks, as in life, we like to keep things zingy and that’s exactly what we’ve done by adding a splash of smooth tequila and a squeeze of lime to our tangy apple cider. Enjoy super-chilled.

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Fermented Apple Juice, Sugar, Ethanol, Citric Acid, Flavours, Tequila, Lime Juice Concentrate, (Preservatives) Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide.”

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  • Style: (tequila, lime flavoured) Apple Cider
  • Taste: Sour puckery lime red/green apple light tequila
  • Where I got it : ???
  • How much: $3 – 500ml., ???
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no

Visual: Pours light apple juice yellow a small fizzy quickly dissipating head, virtually no retention and only a few sporadic bubbles.

Nose: bright lime, green apple, background agave. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming sour sugars

Mid-palate: soda-like fizzy, HUGE sour-tangy, (lvl-8)-sweetness, tart (MAIN) tequila, lime, red & green apple -> cloying sugars

Finish: plasticky, puckery-sticky gums, palate roughness, candy-eqse fruity exhale.

Summary: Initial sips are decent, but it becomes too puckery too basic too fast. It might be okay with a meal but very aggressively sour and candy-like without any real boldness of flavour.