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Tusker Premium Apple Cider

Tusker Premium Apple Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Tusker Premium Apple Cider
Sampled January 2019

Brand: Kenya for Eabl Group
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Nairobi, Kenya
Website Link:
Carbonated water, fermented apple juice, sugar, acids, salts, colouring and preservatives
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (Can)
Internationally available
Deep apricot and rust hues
Small, semi-steaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Extra sweet, apple syrup smells.
Initial Taste: Small bite from carbonation. Quickly sweet and thick in the mouth. Ripe apple flesh and pulp flavours. Some sweet pear notes.
After Taste: Sweet apple flavours continue. Apple is very candied and syrup-like. Becomes slightly gritty from the sugar. Crisp, smooth finish.  Honey notes.
On ice: Same flavour, slightly thinner consistency.

Additional Notes:  Tusker’s Premium Apple cider is a prime example of an internationally available commercial cider that would appeal to a large base of consumers. Tasting very candied, it is a quite sweet apple flavour; as well as being thick and heavy in consistency. If you like Somersby, you will like this.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Somersby Apple Cider
More Sour – Caple Rd – Blend No. 3
More Dry – Brickworks Batch 1904
More Crisp – Strongbow Gold Cider

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