Seattle Cider Pineapple Agave

Review of Seattle Cider’s Pineapple Agave.  It is my first time trying this new seasonal release, but I’ve previously had their Semi-Sweet, PNW Berry, Olympic HoneyPlum GoseOaked MapleHarvest Series Gravenstein RoséGoseDryGin BotanicalCity FruitHeirloomLavender LemonCucumber HibiscusCity FruitNew England Style2015 Washington HeirloomWinesap Rose, and Red Wine Barrel Berry.

>>This is a review of a sample can provided to Cider Says by Seattle Cider.  Although I will take care to treat it the same as any other review, there is always the potential for bias as I received it for free.  The only consideration I knowingly made was pushing this up in my cider review cue.  I love free stuff, especially cider!  Want your cider or cider-related product reviewed here?  Contact me.<<

Cider:  Pineapple Agave
Cidery:  Seattle Cider Co.
Cidery Location:  Seattle WA
ABV:  6.5%
How Supplied:  16oz can
Style:  American craft cider from dessert apples, with pineapple juice and agave nectar

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Availability:  seasonally, starting in Washington and Colorado

Cider Description:  Fresh pressed Washington apples, pineapple juice, and agave nectar come together to create Seattle Cider Company’s newest seasonal release.Pineapple Agave, 6.5% ABV and 1.8 Brix, boasts ripe and juicy pineapple aroma, soft tartness, and the subtle tropical sweetness of agave for a perfectly balanced and bright addition to the Seattle Cider lineup.

Cidery Description:  Not your standard cider. Seattle Cider Company bridges the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, bringing true craft cider back to Seattle and across the country. Seattle Cider Company’s year-round and seasonal offerings break the mold of overly sweet cider, showcasing the incomparable flavor of Washington apples. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, locally grown apples, Seattle Cider Company’s products are handcrafted with all natural ingredients and never from concentrate. Seattle Cider products are currently available throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri, Massachusetts, Colorado, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Montana. Visit our tasting room, The Woods, at 4660 Ohio Ave. S. in Seattle. For more information, visit seattlecidercompany.com, or follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco).    

Price:  n/a (probably retails for ~ $10.99-$11.99 / four pack)
Where Bought:  n/a
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  cidery press release

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First Impression:  Light straw yellow hue.  Nearly still.  Smells mild, of tart pineapple.

Tasting Notes:  On the drier side of semi-dry.  Light bodied.  Low to moderate tartness.  Moderate acidity.  No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins.  Notes of pineapple, green apple, and lemon.  Quick finish.  Low apple flavor and complexity.  Low to moderate flavor intensity.  Moderate to high sessionability.

My Opinion:  I enjoyed it, although I would have preferred a bit more flavor and sweetness.

Most Similar to:  I’ve tried over a dozen pineapple ciders, and I think this is closest to Apple Outlaw Pineapple Getaway, Portland Cider Co. Pineapple, or a slightly drier version of 2 Towns Pineapple

Closing Notes:  This is one of my favorite varieties from Seattle Cider, in addition to the Oaked Maple and Olympic Honey, which are some of their sweeter selections, although in general I’m not personally a big fan of their ciders as they run drier with a lower flavor intensity.  I’d recommend their ciders for folks who like dry to semi-dry modern ciders.

Have you tried Seattle Cider Pineapple Agave?  What did you think?

2 thoughts on “Seattle Cider Pineapple Agave

    • Somewhat. Modern ciders like this in the U.S. (the ones from dessert apples, commonly with additions like fruit, hops, or spices) provide an alternative to beer and wine, a lower ABV typically fruity option. They are typically treated more like beer (stocked next to beer, available on tap, listed with beer on a tap list at a bar), despite being made more like wine. I don’t think this cider is really much different than similar ones though as far as the beer & wine gap.

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