Between Creeds and Criticism. A Blog by Nick Quient.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Hopped and Bothered; Samuel Smith Organic Cider
Samuel Smith - Organic Apple Cider
Alcohol content 6%. The nose is tart and yeasty. Bready Almost a roasted
almond feed. Spicy first sip. Tart. Acidic. A rich under tone, almost
malty. Very light and crisp. The sweetness feels organic and almost
oily, ending in a puckering dry finish. The alcohol has a mild burn, but
this works well with the crisp finish and semi-sweet beginning.
Buy if: you want the best non-fructose driven hard cider.
Overall: my favorite cider thus far; understated, yet packed with flavor and atmosphere. Well done, Samuel Smith.