Sea Cider – Birds and The Bees
Name: Sea Cider – Birds and The Bees
Sampled November 2017
|Brand: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Location of Brewing: Sydney, BC
Website Link: seacider.ca
Ingredients: Cider, fireweed blossom honey, lemon bitters
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Semi-strong smell of lemon with honey and mild sweet apples.
Initial Taste: minimal bite, quickly followed by a strong, fresh, zesty lemon juice taste. Medley of apple flavours. Somewhat tart with slight bitter notes.
After Taste: Second round of sweet lemon comes through with strong honey flavours also. Apple base becomes more prevalent, however it fades in a long lasting lemon, honey, buttery finish in the aftertaste.
On ice: Lemon and overall flavour reduced, becomes thinner in feel.
Additional Notes: Sea Cider’s Cyser (a cider fermented with honey) with a unique drink, unlike anything else we can recall. With a sweet (not sugary) and zesty lemon flavour, it is incredibly vivid and almost ‘bursts in the mouth’. It is not sour or puckering like one may assume with a lemon-based drink, so don’t expect it to be like a lemonade. With a long-lingering aftertaste, it has a pleasant honey finish. It is slightly thicker than other ciders in consistency from the honey, similar to a mead.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4.5
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