Review of Vizo’s Organic Apple Cider Green Apple. It is my first time trying anything from this cidery.
Cider: Green Apple
Cidery: Vizo Organic Apple Cider
Cidery Location: Denmark
How Supplied: 11.2oz bottles
Style: organic craft cider from Denmark, from unknown apple varieties, with green apple extract
Availability: limited, plus online sales
Cider Description: Take the classic cider and now imagine a zest of aroma and flavor of green apple with a clean finish, Vizo’s Green Apple is that cider. Beneficial to both health and well-being, the taste and freshness of the traditional and the well-known fruit is outstanding.
Cidery Description: The aroma of our cider is intense, fresh and with a slightly floral background. Vizo Organic Hard Cider perfectly combines sweet and tart apples in order to enrich the flavor, leaving a pleasant, fruity and refreshing aftertaste. Made from Danish organic apples with just the right touch of elder-flower, forest fruits or green apple flavor. It is a seamless amalgam of flavors, with no sugar or additives, resulting in a 100% natural drink a craft cider like no other.
Price: ~ $4.50 / 1 bottle
Where Bought: a natural grocery store in Northern California
Where Drank: home
How Found: browsing
First Impression: Light caramel hue. Very low carbonation. Smells of sweet apple juice.
Tasting Notes: Sweet. Medium bodied. Moderate tartness. Low to moderate acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of rich sweet apple juice and caramel. Quick finish. High apple flavor and sessionability. Moderate to high flavor intensity. Low complexity.
My Opinion: I liked it, although it was a bit too sweet for my liking. The color confused me, as from that I had assumed it was made from cider apples, but the flavor didn’t support that theory, as it tasted like typical cider from dessert/supermarket apples, although richer. I’m also surprised they called this ‘Green Apple’, as it didn’t have that flavor, only a bit of tartness with the rich profile. It doesn’t list color as being added though, so maybe they just use a different process which retains more color than a typical clarified American apple juice or hard cider.
Most Similar to: Woodchuck Barrel Select but without the barrel & bourbon flavor, Locust New England Amber but sweeter and less complex, Locust Sweet Aged Apple with more caramel than honey & brown sugar, or Spire Dark & Dry but more caramel then molasses and no malt
Closing Notes: I also picked up Vizo’s ‘Forest Fruits’ and ‘Elderflower’ varieties.
Have you tried Vizo cider? What did you think?