It is somewhat amusing for me that the first beverage from Ireland that I have written about happens to be a cider and not the traditional black stuff from Dublin. It is true that I will, at some point, add the dark matter to these pages, but for now I am enjoying the rediscovered world of cider. This time last year I was loving IPAs from the USA, this year is cider from the UK and now Ireland.
|The Cider||Magners – Spiced Apple and Honey; 4%abv|
Plenty of rich apple tones infused with spices giving off an inviting aroma, somewhere I am sure there is a hint of honey but for now I am getting spices that remind me more of Christmas. Pale, clear yellow on colour with plenty of bubbles.The spices come through in the taste, slightly more medium-sweet in taste with little in the way of the mustiness that I have found in other ciders (which is a pity as I like the mustiness); honey is there in the taste albeit subtle.
Interesting combination and one that seems to work. A little on the sweet side for me but I wanted to try this combination which, in the end is perfectly drinkable.
|Website – Magners|