Fresh Cut Watermelon Cider

Review of Fresh Cut Watermelon Cider.  It is my first time trying anything from this cidery.

Cider:  Watermelon Cider
Cidery:  Fresh Cut (by Central City Brewers + Distillers)
Cidery Location:  Surrey B.C. Canada
ABV:  5.0%
How Supplied:  single 500ml can
Style:  Canadian craft? cider from dessert apples with natural watermelon flavor

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Availability:  likely only in British Columbia

Cider Description:  Bursting with flavour like a fresh cut watermelon, Fresh Cut is a fruity, lightly sweet and delicious twist on apple cider. Chill, relax and enjoy Fresh Cut Watermelon with friends.

Cidery Description:  Fresh Cut is a fruity, lightly sweet and delicious twist on apple cider. Try Fresh Cut Cider in flavours like fresh cut pineapple and watermelon.  Chill, relax and enjoy Fresh Cut Pineapple with friends!

Price: ~ $4 CAN
Where Bought:  a shop in Victoria B.C. Canada
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  browsing during a cruise port stop

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First Impression:  Light pink hue.  Low carbonation.  Smells like a hint of watermelon.

Tasting Notes:  On the sweeter side of semi-dry.  Light bodied.  Low tartness and acidity.  No bitterness, tannins, sourness, or funk.  Notes of watermelon, strawberry, and lemon.  Quick finish.  Low apple flavor and complexity.  Low to moderate flavor intensity.  High sessionability.

My Opinion:  I really enjoyed it.  My expectations were low, as from the packaging and flavor (and the high prevalence of non-cider “ciders” in the area), I had assumed this would be commercial (fake) tasting and super sweet.  However, it had some nice light flavor and a mid-level sweetness.

Most Similar to:  Locust Watermelon

Closing Notes:  I didn’t realize it at the time of purchase, but this cidery is part of Central City Brewers, which made a cider that I bought last year in B.C. that was amazing (probably my favorite cider of the couple cases I purchased, and my favorite cider ever made by a brewery), and I was super disappointed not to find it again this year – Central City Limited Edition Imperial Cider.  Central City Brewers also makes Hopping Mad Cider, although I haven’t spotted it in Victoria.

Have you tried Fresh Cut Cider?  What did you think?

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