From the website: “Newton Pippin apples give structure to this crisp and aromatic dry sparkling cider. Blended with Island grown apples such as Winter Bananas and Sunsets, the result is an aromatic medley of pineapple and fresh fruit notes”
- Appearance: Pale Straw
- Aroma: Oxidized Apples, Sweet Banana
- Taste: Bright, Sour, Tannic, Crisp
Background: Sea Cider is an award winning artisan Cidery on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. They produce over 60 + types of certified organic Apples and operate a year-round ciderhouse that is open for tastings and tours.
First Taste is: Intriguing! I can’t remember ever having a Cider that tasted vaguely of Banana like this does. This dry cider starts bright and fruity and finishes with a playful acidic and tannic balance. It’s a very clean tasting and has a complexity that is refined and luscious. Maybe it’s only in my mind, but I feel like Sea Ciders have a slightly sea salty taste.
What’s in it? Sulphites.
Overall: Another amazing cider from the folks on Vancouver Island. This is what the future of Canadian cider is all about! Certified Organic and artisan made, it makes you feel good on a multitude of levels.
Would I buy it again? Yup! I should figure out a way that Sea Cider just makes me a distributor and I sell whatever is left over from what I don’t manage to drink. The only problem is their stuff is so awesome that it may never make it out my house.
Rating: 8 Drinking Gorillas out of 10
X-factor: Much like Sea Cider’s Flagship this is another example of what GREAT Cider in Canada is all about.
Full Disclosure: I love what the folks out at Saanich Peninsula do!