Saturday, March 19, 2011
Kopparbergs Brewery - X-Strong Premium Cider - Pear
Imbibed Stockholm, Sweden
Vendor Systembolaget - Stockholm, Sweden
Oomph Sweet Jeebus (7.0%)
Mystery None; have had this on a few occasions, both in bottles and cans.
Opinion * * * * *
Comment Forget that overly sweet swill they pass off as cider in the U.S. When the East Pond says "cider," they mean "tasty beverage with complex flavors." This one delivers on that. It's perfectly carbonated: no burn, with just enough fizz to draw out a slightly tart pear flavor at the finish. (Think sparkling pear wine.) And let's not tapdance around it: If you're going to drink something that could even possibly be construed as a fruity girly drink, you best be sipping on one with a "Danger: May put hair on your chest" percentage.