Review of Snow Capped Plum Lemongrass. It is my first time trying this, but I’ve had their 6130′ Dry in 2016, and more recently, Gold Rush, Colorado Peach, and Sour Cherry.
<This is a review of a sample can provided to Cider Says by Snow Capped. Although I will take care to treat it the same as any other review, there is always the potential for bias as I received this for free. The only consideration I knowingly made was pushing this up in my cider review que, considering it is a new release and the info may be helpful for folks deciding to purchase it. I love free stuff, especially cider! Want your cider or cider-related product reviewed here? Contact me.>
Cider: Plum Lemongrass
Cidery: Snow Capped
Cidery Location: Austin CO
How Supplied: 12oz cans (and kegs)
Style: American craft canned cider from Jonathan apples, plums, dried lemongrass, & ginger
Availability: in Colorado (check out their cider finder), plus online sales
Cider Description: Gentle Jonathan apple base blended with delicious plum, lemongrass and hints of ginger. Smooth, easy drinking without overpowering flavor or sweetness.
Cidery Description: We craft our ciders using stone fruit, heritage and cider specific apples grown in our 6,130 ft. elevation Colorado orchards. At the core of our ciders is a long history in fruit growing. For over a century and five generations our family has respected and developed the land entrusted to us. Today we are one of the largest apple producers in Colorado Growing fruit is both a passion and a privilege. Through generations we have succeeded in a high elevation environment, this is one of the most labor intensive, riskiest and extreme environments to grow apples, with fewer successful outcomes.
Price: ~ $10.49 / four cans
Where Bought: N/A
Where Drank: home
How Found: it showed up
First Impression: Light pink hue. Low carbonation. Smells mild and fruity with a hint of spice.
Tasting Notes: Semi-dry. Light bodied. Moderate tartness & acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of non-specific berry-like fruitiness (I wouldn’t have been able to guess plum). Moderate length finish with a hint of ginger bite. Low apple flavor and complexity. Low to moderate overall flavor intensity. High sessionability.
My Opinion: I liked it. I’m not a fan of ginger, but this remained super mild. I’ve never been able to specifically identify plum in a cider though (and I’ve tried ~ 5 before).
Most Similar to: Mission Trail Plum Jerkum (which also tasted berry-like to me), or Soundbite Cider Two Plums Up (which tasted of strawberry-rhubarb to me)
Closing Notes: Next up I have their Jalapearno and 6130′ Dry varieties.
Have you tried Snow Capped Cider? What did you think?
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