Review of 2 Towns Camp Clementine. It is my first time trying this, although I have had most of their line-up (see here).
<This is a review of a sample bottle 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 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: Camp Clementine
Cidery: 2 Towns Ciderhouse
Cidery Location: Corvallis OR
How Supplied: 500ml bottles (and kegs)
Style: American craft cider from dessert apples, with clementines and passionfruit
Availability: seasonal (released April 2019), in Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Chicago Illinois, and parts of Minnesota & Montana – see their cider finder
Cider Description: Juicy & Bright, Camp Clementine is an easy drinking summer cider packed with California clementines and yellow Maracuyá passion fruit. Sit back, relax and uncap some fond camp memories, or better yet, get out there and make some new ones!
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 never add any sugar, 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 true Northwest craft cider.
Price: n/a (retails for ~ $6.99 / bottle)
Where Bought: n/a
Where Drank: home
How Found: it showed up
First Impression: No carbonation. Light yellow hue. Smells of citrus and passionfruit.
Tasting Notes: Semi-dry. Light bodied. Moderate to high tartness. Moderate acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of passionfruit, citrus, and green apple. Long tart finish. Low apple flavor and complexity. Low to moderate flavor. High sessionability.
My Opinion: I liked it, but would have preferred a bit less tartness.
Most Similar to: 2 Towns Passion Statement, plus citrus
Closing Notes: I actually noticed more passionfruit than clementine flavor, despite the cider’s name.
Have you tried 2 Towns Camp Clementine? What did you think?