Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stella Artois Cidre

In recent years Cider has gained some popularity. New ciders are popping up here and there, even Stella Artois (a Belgian brewery) has mad they’re own Cider. But they call it Cidre, I guess to make it seem special or “premium”. Cidre only comes in a pack of four twelve-ounce bottles. Stella clams they use handpicked apples in this. Stella’s Cidre pours an orangy gold color, with no head at all.  There was lots of light coming through the glass with toms of carbonation. The aroma is big fresh apples and a hint of applesauce and a tiny bit of apple juice. Not much else on the aroma, smell pretty much like how a cider is supposed to smell. The taste on Cidre is filled with sharp crisp apples, which hit your taste buds as soon you take a sip. There is a lot of carbonation on the light-medium mouth feel, but nothing overpowering. The finish is nice crisp and refreshing. The aftertaste is big with fresh apples and some apple juice, and stays for a while. Over all this is a crisp refreshing Cider, but nothing really great just average.  So this, Cidre, is getting C from me.  This reminded me of a strong apple juice, and not too much of a cider. It was good, but didn’t blow me away. Would I recommend this? Yes, but not a heck of a lot. Try this for yourself and see what you think.  Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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