Ciders aren’t my favorite choice, but from time to time I don’t mind a good one. It’s been a minute, so I figured I’d grab a couple of them for a Sunday afternoon delight.
I’m not even sure how to choose a cider, so the cans did most of the talking. Both cans were visually appealing to me, forcing their way into my carrier. Here goes nothing.
|Better label||Stem Brewery Raspberry Apple Cider|
|Better aroma||Stem Brewery Raspberry Apple Cider|
|Better taste||Blake’s Hard Cider Flannel Mouth|
|Better finish||Blake’s Hard Cider Flannel Mouth|
|Winner||Blake’s Hard Cider Flannel Mouth|
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The Stem Brewery Raspberry Apple Cider had a very interesting design, a grid maze with tiny leaves and stems throughout. The aroma was crisp and pleasant. That’s really all I can say about it. I found it undrinkable to the extent I had to pawn it off on my girlfriend, who, as I type this, still hasn’t finished it.
The Blake’s Hard Cider Flannel Mouth was a much better drink. I suppose this is what a cider should be; a pleasant aroma leading to a crisp, tart and fruity taste. Good lord, someone get me an IPA.
Well that’s that. It’s going to be awhile before I do a cider duel again. Just not my cup of tea. I’m sure there’s one out there that really appeals to me, so I won’t give up just yet.