Raspberry Discovery by ClubGonzo, Cider, ABV 4.7%.
This is the same cider as the Øystese Discovery, with the slight modification of some raspberries in the fermenter.
The raspberries definitely is evident visually: the body is hazy and medium red, what a lovely colour! You might argue that it would have looked more elegant with a bit more subtle red colour, but I like it. Interestingly the light pink fizzy head forms a fully lasting bubbly ring at the walls of the glass. Why? Proteins from the raspberries? Anyway, it makes the cider look even more interesting.
The aroma is quite strong and very pleasant. I get a lovely mix of tart apples and overripe raspberries and a lambic-like acidic scent, but also some sweetness. Interesting!
The taste has the same moderate to heavy acidity as the non-raspberrified version, but somehow it feels more fitting when accompanied by raspberry flavours. The raspberries are most evident initially, then sweet apples take over (note: flavours of sweet apples, the taste is very acidic). I also get notes of lemon and some cherries in the back, I guess it’s the acidity and the raspberries that fool me. The finish is moderate dry, the carbonation is moderate and the body is quite light.
Conclusion: the raspberries was a really good idea! It’s still too acidic, though.
Aroma: 7/10 Appearance: 4/5 Taste: 6/10 Palate: 3/5 Overall: 10/20 Ratebeer score: 3.0/5.0