This is my first Cider Review. Though some may not feel it's appropriate for a beer blog, I see it not only as a beverage part of the forgotten hand crafted art behind fermentation, but also something that holds an enormous contributive history to beer itself. Therefore I will begin having a Cider label, within the beer list, and I will do my best to pick out what I taste. I have no experience tasting Ciders, yet have made several that I consider very drinkable. Recieved a bottle from Scott who was in the booth/spot next to us at the Des Moine Beer Festival last weekend. I was extremely intrigued with this beverage and must have consumed at least a pint in tastes over the long festival. My last cider was at Schwartz's Brewery in Sydney - which as I remember was fantastic!
Mouthfeel: The effervescence of this drink lead me to think the carbonation would leave a big spike on the tongue, but rather the carbonation was just a light, yet prominent fizz that complemented the drink perfectly. Feel and texture were very light, yet still boasts a huge flavor. Body is as light as it gets which gets a crisp finish, not from the dryness, but just from the tart and light body. I find it more drinkable than water!
Overall Impression: Carbonation is maintained well after the pour. Sweet and tart leaving a very refreshing taste. Aroma is rich with natural apples and the aftertaste is mellowed and prolonged. I see myself seeking crafted Ciders like this more often. Totally worth it.