Today, as part of the St. Patricks Day celebration (with more very yummy corned beef), we bring you another Crispin cider, the Landsowne Artisanal Reserve.
Crispin - Lansdowne Artisanal Reserve
From the label:
Give a full bottoms-up tilt and swirl to disperse unfiltered apple-wine sediment evenly.
Naturally fermented with original Irish stout ale yeast using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, with not added malt, spirit, or grape alcohol.
A full bodied, confident & imposing cider. Brown, deep and rich, a slight hint of butterscotch, balanced by a subtle fruitiness and slightly dry crisp finish with a uniquely full & buttery mouth-feel.
Lansdowne’s Artisanal Reserve cloudy hard cider is unfiltered and uses racked apple wine smooth with pure organic molasses, a kiss of organic honey, and no added colorants, sorbate or benzoate preservatives, and is best served ice-cold or over ice for bold, crisp refreshment.
Similar to the Honey Artisanal, it has a fine sediment that should be swirled into the bottle. It’s not highly carbonated, but be gentle anyway, and serve over ice.
It has a wonderful color, a mix between a light cider, and a stout. The scent is good, prominently apple, and sweet, but on average with other ciders. However, the taste is very extraordinary, when compared to other ciders. 6.9% ABV makes this a slightly heavy hitter for ciders, but likely due to the stout ale part of it.