Review of Urban Tree’s Harvest Apple, Sweet Heat Haze, Orange U an IPA?, and Wild on Cherry. It is my first time trying these, but I had their Original, Classic, and Barrel-Aged varieties in 2017.
Cider: Harvest Apple, Sweet Heat Haze, Orange U an IPA?, and Wild on Cherry
Cidery: Urban Tree
Cidery Location: Atlanta, Georgia
How Supplied: 12oz cans
Style: American craft cider from dessert apples with nothing, habanero, orange & hops & coriander, or cherry added
>>This is a review of sample cans provided to Cider Says by Urban Tree. 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.<<
Availability: in Georgia (see here), and Urban Tree’s online store
Harvest Apple Description: Modern, full bodied cider that is medium dry, complex and balanced with fresh apple aromas.
Sweet Heat Haze: Medium bodied and perfectly balanced between a refreshing sweet zest and a subtle robust zing.
Orange U An IPA?: Orange peel, coriander and citra hops make you think twice about this cider.
Wild on Cherry: Slightly apple sweet on the front with a puckery punch on the finish.
Cidery Description: Urban Tree isn’t only about making deliciously refreshing ciders. Although that’s what we do day in and out, we believe in something bigger. We believe that legacies connect us to the past and bridge us to the future. Whether it’s within our families, communities, or friendships, we owe it to the generations to come to preserve historical legacies while planting the seeds for new ones to grow. You can taste this in every sip of Urban Tree Cider.
Price: n/a (retails for ~ $10 / six pack of 12oz cans)
Where Bought: n/a
Where Drank: home
How Found: a cidery rep contacted me
Harvest Apple: Mild straw yellow hue. Low carbonation. Smells of sweet & acidic apple. Semi-dry. Light bodied. Moderate tartness & acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of apple, honey, and a hint of lemon. Quick finish. High apple flavor and sessionability. Low complexity. Moderate flavor intensity.
Sweet Heat Haze: Hazy light amber hue. Low carbonation. Smells of apple with a hint of spiciness. Semi-dry to semi-sweet. Light bodied. Low tartness & acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of sweet apple with citrus and hints of herbs. Long spicy finish. Low to moderate spiciness. Moderate apple flavor, overall flavor intensity, and sessionability. Low to moderate complexity.
Orange U an IPA?: Hazy light orange hue. Low carbonation. Smells of citrus & hops. Semi-dry to semi-sweet. Light to medium bodied. Low tartness & acidity. Hints of bitterness. No sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of orange and hops with hints of herbs and lemon. Low apple flavor. Moderate flavor intensity and complexity. Low to moderate hops. High sessionability.
Wild on Cherry: Deep ruby red hue. Low carbonation. Smells of mild tart berry. Semi-sweet. Medium bodied. Low tartness and acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of lots of real cherry. Quick finish. High cherry flavor. No apple flavor. High sessionability and flavor intensity. Low complexity.
My Opinion: I liked all but the Sweet Heat Haze, but only because I’m not a fan of spicy beverages. My husband liked all of them. The Cherry was a standout as it had a lot of awesome real cherry flavor. Plus I liked the lack of bitterness with the hopped ‘Orange You an IPA?’.
Closing Notes: I was impressed with these selections. The IPA one was especially interesting, and I liked it despite not being a beer drinker.
Have you tried Urban Tree cider? What did you think?