Magners – Spiced Apple and Honey

Magners – Spiced Apple and Honey

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

4 thoughts on “Magners – Spiced Apple and Honey

  1. I am surprised that anybody who loves IPAs from the USA can like this stuff. This is to real cider as coca cola is to wine. Any serious cider drinker in the UK would rather drink their own urine than Magners.

    1. It certainly wasn’t the worst I’ve ever tried nor was it far from being the best. That said, it was drinkable (I didn’t pour it away) and it isn’t on any shopping lists for the future. Its always good to sample a range of beers/ciders and in this case I did. Maybe it was the spice flavour that loured me in 🙂

    2. It certainly wasn't the worst I've ever tried nor was it far from being the best. That said, it was drinkable (I didn't pour it away) and it isn't on any shopping lists for the future. Its always good to sample a range of beers/ciders and in this case I did. Maybe it was the spice flavour that loured me in 🙂

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