- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Hopped Apricot – Salt Spring Wild Cider House, 6.8% ABV, 750 ml., (Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada) (*local BC cider*)
-The 2nd Salt Spring Wild bottled tasting, 1st being their Plum Cider [C].
on the front-left label and a pic of an Italian prune plum:
“We’ve blended cascade hops, apricots, and organic apples together to create an aromatic cider that challenges conceptions of what cider can be. Both cider lovers and beer lovers will find a perfect union in this flavourful hefeweizen-esque all season cider.”
- Style: (flavoured – apricot, cascade hops) Apple Cider
- Taste: Crisp tangy tart dry apple grapefruit hopped subtle apricot
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $16.15 CAD (after 10% off) – 750ml., March 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: yes
Visual: Bailer-top resealable cap. Pours clear apple juice yellow, no head, very slow and steady countable spread out micro streams.
Nose: muscat, filtered apple juice, slight perfumey apricot. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: firm crisp, bright fruity impression
Mid-palate: micro-tingly, (lvl-2-sweetness), background tangy-soft tart, dry apple juice, juicy grapefruit hopped exhale
Finish: lingering apricot, residual fruity dry apple
Summary: I really appreciate that you can ACTUALLY taste hops and apricots. Good integration and balance of flavours, very nice transitions. Solid stuff, and better than their plum cider.