Fruity Cider reviews are dedicated to the fruit cider combinations that go beyond apple and pear.
Original Sin’s Heirloom Series – Cherry Tree Hard Cider is a heirloom apple and tart cherry blend produces a cider that is truly reminiscent of a wine.
Cidery: Original Sin Hard Cider; New York, NY
Cider: Heirloom Series – Cherry Tree Hard Cider
Serving: 12-oz bottles
Information: 6.7 % ABV
Style: Fruity Cider
The tart cherries provide this cider with a vibrant ruby red color. The champagne yeast adds slight bubbles that disappear soon after pouring.
The cider has a pleasantly funky aroma. Slight notes of cherries and apples can be detected.
If your eyes were closed you might swear you were drinking a rosé wine. The use of heirloom apples and tart cherries gives this cider a unique complexity. The apple flavor is mild and brisk and complements the sharp notes of the cherry. The lower sugar content of both fruits produces an off-dry cider with slight acidity and a fermented aftertaste.
Medium body, slightly sour and dynamic causing you to pucker just a bit; light carbonation and fermented aftertaste.
Wine Lovers: Why Drink It?
If you love medium or full body rosés (and I do) then you will find this cider very pleasing. Highly drinkable and can be easily paired with a rich cheesy dish or a nice lobster risotto.
Score: 8.5/10 – Exceptional