Sancho Libre Peach Sangria

Review of Bite Hard’s Sancho Libre Peach Sangria.  It is my first time trying this, but I’ve had their regular Bite Hard cider.

Cider:  Sancho Libre Peach Sangria
Cidery:  Bite Hard Cider
Cidery Location:  Boonville CA
ABV:  6.5%
How Supplied:  four pack of 12 or 16oz cans (I got a single 16oz can, but they appear to have since moved on to 12oz cans)
Style:  peach flavored cider-based beverage

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Availability:  unknown

Cider Description:  Crisp and refreshing, Sancho Libre Peach blends citrus tang with stone fruit sweetness.  Slightly sparkling and refreshing.

Cidery Description:  Welcome to the world of Sancho! It gives me great pleasure to know you want to learn more about my sangria.  I have crafted them special just for you.  Be sure to tell your friends just how much you enjoy your Sancho.

Price:  ~ $12.99 / four 12oz cans
Where Bought:  a bottle shop in San Francisco CA
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  browsing

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First Impression:  Pale peach hue.  Very low carbonation.  Smells of peach-flavored candy.

Tasting Notes:  Semi-dry to semi-sweet.  Medium bodied.  Low tartness and acidity.  No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins.  Notes of peach, mango, lime, and strawberry.  Quick finish.  Low apple flavor and complexity.  Moderate flavor intensity.  High sessionability.

My Opinion:  I liked it.  However, this is something best drank quickly on a hot day, not savored in the evening with dinner.  It tastes rather commercial, which is how I’d describe it, as they add sugar and flavor.

Most Similar to:  Portland Cider’s Sangria, although that is more natural tasting, and I preferred its flavor.

Closing Notes:  They also have a “Red” variety of this sangria.

Have you tried Sancho Libre?  What did you think?

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