Just like you, but different
Harrington’s Brotherhood Island Time Cider. I was lucky enough to have Harrington’s in Christchurch send me some in an out of the blue pre-christmas delivery. It might just be too hot to drink beer, and the next best thing, some would say the only thing, left would a cider. This one is exotic, unusual and yet familiar too.
a perfect blend
This is 1.25 rigger of Cider that is 5%, making about 49 standard drinks worth, it’s about 150 calories a serve size.
There’s no rush.
You’re on island time.
Kick off your jandals and take your sweet, sweet time enjoying a perfect blend of toasted coconut and pineapple.
So, What could possibly go wrong?
You open this and there is apple, and then coconut and a hint of pineapple, but mostly coconut.
It’s a cloudy cider. I wasn’t really expecting something this cloudy. Aroma is Pineapple in the glass, it’s nice.
It’s not overly sweet either, that sharp tang keeping this in check and making your mouth alive. The apple base in this makes this a nice balance between traditional and familiar.
It’s a heady mix of tastes and enjoyment that would make this a lovely sunny afternoon drink, or be equally at ease at the after sun BBQ,
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. This is rather too easy drinking, and whilst I don’t think it is too sweet it is still sugary to taste, pineapple will do that, and this has pineapple in buckets. It has coconut in buckets too. It is a fine bit of drinking.
The double dip review
I’m playing this on Vinyl of course, because you know, vinyl Sunday..
Out of the Blue is the seventh studio album by the British rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in October 1977.
Made from fermented apple juice, cider comes in a number of varieties. English cider is dry, with fruity, tannic qualities and low carbonation. This can be found cask-conditioned in England. Normandy is another major cider-producing region, with a sweeter, more effervescent, very complex style. Ciders produced elsewhere are often sweet, simple beverages for mass consumption, though there are some good English-style ciders in North America and Norman-style ciders in Quebec.