ABV 7.2 ABV
From the website: “handcrafted & artisanal, Left Field Cider Co. premium ciders are made in small batches that highlight the natural characteristics of the apple. our full juice ciders are made by blending bittersweet english and french cider varieties with crisp british columbia dessert apples. the result is a beautifully balanced cider with the right amount of subtle tannins and rich apple aromatics.“
- Appearance: Light Blonde.
- Aroma: Subtle Cider Apple
- Taste: Dry, Crisp, Apples
Background: Launched last year at the Penticton Fest-Of-Ale, Left Field Cider Co. is owned and run by two sisters passionate about all things Cider. ‘Little Dry’ and ‘Big Dry’ were the first two ciders launched in 2012. For an insiders view of Left Field Cider Co. follow them at ‘The Cider Side Of Life’.
First taste is: Really Good! I enjoy my ciders a
little big dry. Good thing too, because this is exactly how this one tastes. This clean tasting English Styled Cider starts with nice upfront tannins and soft tart finish with a slight lingering desert apple aroma. It pleasantly has just the right amount of bittersweet and sharp apples to make for a really balanced cider. From what I’ve been hearing the 2013 batch is tasting awesome…I’m really excited to give it a try when it comes out in March!
What’s in it? Apples and Sulphites. All there should be.
Overall: This is another tasty cider from the folks out in Mamette Lake. The desert apple finish is really nice and doesn’t overpower the cider. It’s a really nice complement to the tannins. Overall ‘Big Dry’ is a great cider that is as easy to drink as it is to look at.
Would I buy it again? Yes, I really enjoy Left Field Ciders and am looking forward to their 2013 release.
Rating: 8 out of 10
X- Factor: There’s something patriotic about drinking something made locally with a Moose on it. I don’t know…it just feels right.
Full Disclosure: I started this review about 2 weeks ago. Since then, I’ve bought 4 more bottles in between. I think that speaks to how enjoyable it is!