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Poured in a similar glass, you’d have trouble telling the difference between this and a white wine. The smell, however, is pure apple juice.
Carbonation is evident from the first sip, a refreshingly bubbliness. Starts sweet, but is countered by a very tart finish. Definitely has some apple flavor, but I’m not really blown away by it.
Kind of a middle of the road cider, but not bad.
I don’t go for hard ciders often, but I do get a taste for them every now and then. The very cleverly named Original Sin Hard Cider is extremely light in color. It’s closer to a white wine than it is a beer. Smells a bit like a white wine, too, but it is full of apple.
After drinking it, this really does feel to me more like an apple wine than most hard ciders. The champagne yeast probably has a lot to do with that. While most ciders are cloyingly sweet or puckeringly (like that?) tart, this isn’t. It’s crisp and refreshing with a good apple taste. There is enough sour tartness in the finish that you won’t be disappointed. This is probably the easiest drinking hard cider I have had. Try this for something different. It’s quite good. Nice 6% ABV, too.