- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Crispin Artisanal Reserve The Saint – Crispin Cider Company, 6.9% ABV, 22 fl.oz., (Colfax, California, USA)
on the front-left:
“Naturally fermented with Belgian Trappist beer yeast using a premium blend of unpasteurized fresh-pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, with no added malt, spirit or grape alcohols.
Experience a sweetly floral to herbal aromatic bouquet and an elegant yeasty flavor with a sustained mouth-feel that develops a subtle spicy complexity.
The Saint’s Artisanal Reserve, Unfiltered Hard Cider uses racked apple-wine smoothed with pure organic maple syrup, a kiss of apple juice, with no added sugar, colorants, sorbate or benzoate preservatives. Best served cool in a tulip glass for bold, crisp refreshment. ”
- Style: (flavoured – maple syrup, Belgian yeast) Apple Cider
- Taste: Fruity bright tangy light sour apple juicy yeasty hints of maple syrup
- Where I got it : Uwajimaya / Seattle
- How much: $7.11 USD = $9.18 CAD, October 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: a good balance
Visual: Pours slightly hazy yellow with large bubbles clinging to the side of the glass, no head, the same bubbles sporadically surfacing.
Nose: tangy apple juice. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp-dense juicy, slightly tart
Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), sour-tangy acidity, bright apple juice, rounded body, yeasty mild palate rough, subtle non-descript spices
Finish: maple syrup undertones, apple juice exhale
Summary: An inviting big fruity apple flavour with a good amount of tangy-sour acidity and a hint of spice and maple syrup to round it out. Not exceptionally complex but enjoyable nonetheless. Solid.