Somersby Citrus Fruit flavoured Cider (Denmark)


Somersby Cider with a taste of Citrus Fruit – brewed by Carlsberg brewery, 4.5% ABV, 500ml., (Copenhagen, Denmark)

on the back of the can:

“In the mood for some fruity refreshment with a piquant zest? You’ve made the right choice with this Citrus Fruit cider with a fresh bite and slightly less sweet taste experience.”


  • Style: (flavoured – citrus fruit) Apple Cider
  • Taste: Cloying candy orange/grapefruit light apple juice
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $3.45 CAD – 500ml, November 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no

Visual: Pours clear pale yellow with no head, ringed retention, a few slow large CO2 streams.

Nose: liquid orange body soap (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp-tart, incoming dense fruity sugars

Mid-palate: (lvl-6-sweetness), candy green/red apple, candy orange

Finish: mildly cloying, residual sugars

Summary: Soapy aroma, mostly candied flavour with hardly impressionable apple in there. Not particularly offensive, but just not authentic.