Once upon a time, I was a fledgling at drinking beer. During this time, I was still trying to discern what types of beer I liked to drink, and I had not yet developed a palate for the taste. I did know that I enjoyed a good cider, and when I felt overwhelmed by the lagers and pilsners and porters, I would find comfort in looking through ciders knowing I was likely to find something that was going to be a delicious drink.
Usually, restaurants carry only a handful of different ciders, and I’ve been really pleased with the expansion I’ve seen in recent years. I chose these two different ciders because they are ciders with a twist, one herbal and the other with some heat.
|Better label||Strawberry Hibiscus Rose|
|Better aroma||Strawberry Hibiscus Rose|
|Better taste||El Chavo|
|Better finish||El Chavo|
|Winner||Strawberry Hibiscus Rose|
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This was a tough one for me! The Strawberry Hibiscus Rose made me feel really girly and fancy, and it was a refreshing with a smooth finish. On the other hand, El Chavo delivers with mango at the start and the pleasant burn of habenaro which made me feel like a tough guy. Ultimately, I am choosing the Strawberry Hibiscus Rose because though I really enjoyed the El Chavo, I would reach for a second Strawberry Hibiscus Rose…which I will be doing right now.