- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (2.8 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Plum Cider (blended with apple cider) – Salt Spring Wild Cider House, 6.8% ABV, 750 ml., (Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada) (*local BC cider*)
on the front-left label and a pic of an Italian prune plum:
“Homegrown Italian prune plums straight from our farm and blended with organic apples make this a refreshingly distinct cider. Not too sweet, this unique fruit fusion allows the richness of the plums and the delicate tartness of the apples to shine through. Viva la prugna!”
- Style: (flavoured – Italian prune plum) Apple Cider
- Taste: Fizzy-frothy semi-sweet apple juicy straw/raspberry soft tangy acidic
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $17.70 CAD (after 10% off) – 750ml., March 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: non-noteworthy
Visual: Bailer-top resealable cap. Pours slightly hazy rose red with dissipating fizz w/o a head, one tight clusters as well as several single streams.
Nose: grapey-berry apple juice, medium acidic tang. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: fizzy, off-dry, tart, fruity apple impression
Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), tart-tangy sour red apple juice, generic berry/grapish overtones
Finish: tart acidic, medium sour, thin carry
Summary: Despite the quality bottle, label, pricetag and appearance, this drinks rather average at best. Dominated mostly by sour apple, the plum hardly makes an appearance to warrant calling it a “plum cider”.