<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
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).
Closing Notes: Next up I have their Jalapearno and 6130′ Dry varieties.
Have you tried Snow Capped Cider? What did you think?