- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (2.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
TL:DR – “just sweet, not complex enough flavour”
Razz Cider (apple cider with raspberries) – Scenic Road Cider Co., 6.9% ABV, 500 ml., (Kelowna, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft cider*)
on the front-right label:
“This cider is made exclusively with local dessert apples and raspberries including apples grown by us. Our craft ciders are hand blended in small batches. Authentic, artisanal, always. From our backyards to your bottle.”
- Style: (flavoured – raspberry) Apple Cider
- Taste: Cloying authentic basic raspberry-apple light sour acidic
- Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
- How much: $9.40 (after 20% off) – 500 ml., October 2017
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Recommended: no
- What made an impression: hidden ABV, but basic boring flavour
Visual: Pours rosé pinkish-orange, clear as water, no head or retention, several steady slow micro streams, micro bubbles along the perimeter.
Nose: very clean raspberry, red apple backdrop, bright fruity acidity. (lvl-7)-pungency.
Attack: crisp-tart, light CO2
Mid-palate: sustained tartness, (lvl-6-sweetness), tangy medium-sour raspberry, background basic apple juice
Finish: residual apple acidity, compounding cloying sugars, red apple exhale
Summary: Its sweetness and one-note, low-depth raspberry-apple flavour profile make this one drink more like a cooler than hardcore craft cider. It comes across as basic yet drinkable, hence forgettable. Too bad since the nose was rather appealing. Well-hidden ABV at least.