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Sea Cider – Birds and The Bees

Sea Cider – Birds and The Bees

Cider Profile:

Name: Sea Cider – Birds and The Bees
Sampled November 2017

Brand: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type:
Cyser
Location of Brewing:
Sydney, BC
ABV:
9.9%
Website Link:
seacider.ca
Ingredients:
Cider, fireweed blossom honey, lemon bitters
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Availability:
BC and Alberta
Flavour:
Lemon and Honey
Colour:
Deep Yellow, Translucent
Carbonation:
Small semi-streaming bubbles, Larger on ice.

 


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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