Cider Series #2 – Fox Barrel "Black Currant" Cider

    Fall has finally arrived and the brew stores will be (if not already) flooded with Autumn ales from the standard Marzen’s to various Pumpkin beers. However, thanks to the package sent to me a couple weeks back from Crispin Cider, I am really starting to open up to the idea of Hard cider being just as much a viable option to enjoy fall with. I love Harvest/Autumn type beers, and I have an obsession with Pumpkin beer, but Cider is a nice way to mix it up a little. Fall is a harvest time, apples and other fruits are a huge part of that harvest! Why not turn some of these fruits into a great cider to enjoy their flavors when the warm weather has gone.
    In my package from Crispin Cider, I did receive a couple bottles that did not have a Crispin label. Fox Barrel Cider has been around since 2004 and is run out of Colfax, Ca. The Cider for this post is their “Black Currant Cider”. I kind of went in to this cider blind. I must confess I have never had a Black Currant before and had to Google it to find out what it was. So I really had no clue about the treat that I was in for! It poured a deep pink hue, almost like that of a Rosé. It briefly formed a fizzy pink head and then shrank back down to nothing. The aroma almost filled the room with this fruity, cranberry juice fragrance. It reminded my slightly of a wine aroma. The taste was very friendly. It was crisp and fruity, It was reminiscent of a Rosé but more refreshing by far. The mouthfeel was thin and fizzy. It had a long finish with a pleasant aftertaste. This is a very enjoyable cider and definitely session-able with its 5.5% ABV. I would go as far as calling this cider delightfully delicious. I was sad that I only had one bottle to sample! Here’s to Good Beers!
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2 Responses to Cider Series #2 – Fox Barrel "Black Currant" Cider

  1. Granticus says:

    I've had this cider too and agree that it's refreshing.

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