Raven’s Moon Apple Raspberry Cider – Blue Moon Cider Worx (Courtenay, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: [C+]

Raven’s Moon Apple Raspberry Cider – Blue Moon Winery & Cider Worx, 9% ABV, 500ml., (Courtenay, BC, Canada)


on the back label:

“The night air brings a fresh, rich scent as the raven settles on a branch heavy with apples. Beneath the moon an apple thuds as it hits the ground. The Raven swoops down on black wings, tonight he feasts.

A dry artisan cider, crafted with a blend of BC heritage apples

What’s in the Worx you ask? Juice from freshly pressed heritage cider apples and wild blackberries, not from concentrate. No water or artificial flavours added.”

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  • Style:  (flavoured – Raspberry) Apple Cider
  • Taste: Big aggressive tart sour tangy raspberry juice mildly peaty
  • Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
  • How much: $7.35 CAD (after 15% off) – 500ml, February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: nah

Visual: Pours clear deep raspberry juice red with no head, thin ringed retention, lively clusters of small CO2 streams.

Nose: filtered tart and sweet raspberry juice, background peaty. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: hugely tart-acidic crisp

Mid-palate: tangy sour raspberry juice, yeasty fizzy-tingly, (lvl-2-sweetness), peaty undertones, subtle background apple

Finish: saliva-inducing residual acidity, raspberry exhale

Summary: Big bold authentic raspberry taste, somewhat too basic but I was surprised by the noticeable smoky/peaty element in the background. Candyesque flavour after awhile.