Review of 2 Towns Cosmic Currant, a new fruit seasonal with cranberries and black currants. It is my first time tying this, but I have had most of their line-up (see here).
>>This is a review of a sample can provided to Cider Says by 2 Towns. 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: Cosmic Currant
Cidery: 2 Towns Ciderhouse
Cidery Location: Corvallis OR
How Supplied: six pack of 12oz cans (and 500ml bottles and kegs)
Style: American craft cider from dessert apples with cranberries and black currants
Availability: seasonal (winter), in Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Chicago, and parts of Minnesota & Montana
Cider Description: Crafted with a transcendent blend of Oregon-grown cranberries, black currants, and Northwest apples, Cosmic Currant’s complex profile takes you on a voyage to the cosmos. Deep ruby red hues radiate with a hint of cane fruit sweetness and earthy cassis liqueur, finishing with a robust cranberry tannin. This brilliant winter warmer creates a celestial cider experience best enjoyed on a crisp, clear night under a blanket of stars.
Cidery Description: At 2 Towns Ciderhouse we believe that the long history of cidermaking demands respect and deserves to be done right. Starting with the highest quality, whole ingredients from local farms, we take no shortcuts in crafting our ciders. We refuse to add processed sugars, concentrates or artificial flavors, and instead use slow, cold fermentation methods to allow the fruit to speak for itself. As a family-owned company, we are committed to the growth of our team and enrichment of our communities. We take pride in producing a true Northwest craft cider.
Price: retails for ~ $11.99 / six pack
Where Bought: n/a
Where Drank: home
How Found: it showed up
First Impression: Medium red hue. Very low carbonation. Smells mild, of tart berry.
Tasting Notes: Dry to semi-dry. Light bodied. High tartness. Moderate acidity. Hints of bitterness and tannins. No funk or sourness. Notes of cranberry with hints of black currant, green apple, and lemon. Long tart finish. Low apple flavor. Low to moderate complexity. Moderate sessionability and flavor intensity.
My Opinion: I’m not a big fan of cranberry, drier ciders, or tart ciders, so I wasn’t really into this. However, my husband loved it, as he likes all of those things.
Most Similar to: Portland Cider Cranberry, Apple Outlaw Cranberry Jewel, and Tieton Cranberry
Closing Notes: Its interesting that they only put currant in the title when it tastes more like cranberry.
Have you tried 2 Towns Cosmic Currant? What did you think?