I have been waiting quite a while to try this cider. I first heard about it this past fall from a woman who had just tried it on a trip to Ontario. She raved about it so convincingly, that I was almost as heartbroken as she was that it was not (yet) available here in Alberta. I suspect that this combination of events didn’t do me any favours. As my mother always said:
“Enthusiastic recommendations from strangers + a long period to mull = unrealistic expectations of your cider.*”
*My mother has never once said this.
The Pommies Website describes the cider thusly: “Made from 100% heritage apples, Pommies Dry offers a waterfall of taste, clarity and refreshment. We pride ourselves on providing the most enjoyable drinking experience for anyone who is disillusioned with the same old, same old, coolers and beer. Pommies Dry is quite simply…Country Cool…and appeals to anyone striving for both quality and substance.”
The Taste: It’s like, mid-range apple-y. It certainly doesn’t have that “over-ripe” taste that other ciders do. It’s ever-so-slightly tart. Quite sweet.
The Mouthfeel: Not particularly carbonated. I suspect if it were more carbonated, I would like it better. However it isn’t cloying. So… s’ok.
The Nose: Very light. Imparts more of an impression than anything. It seems “fresh”. Quite nice.
My Nose: A little wide, but balanced overall.
The Colour: Very light. A little greenish, but not in an unappealing way.
The Packaging: Totes adorbs.
The Final Verdict: Maybe like a 7? I like it better than the last few ciders I’ve reviewed. Somehow Pommies just seems… feminine in general (possibly I’m biased re: packaging/bottle). Overall, though I feel like it’s very accessible. I could see bringing a pack of these to a BBQ and then getting a little pissy because they’re all gone right away.
Have you tried it? What’d you think? Rate it and let me know about your experience in the comments below.