Maeloc Sidra con Fresa (strawberry-flavoured cider) from Galicia region of Spain.
Company: Maeloc Way
Place of Origin: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Ingredients: Galician apples, 6% strawberry juice from concentrate and aroma.
Sweetness as per label: dry cider with a strawberry flavour.
Package type: 330 ml amber glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: any glass will do
Appearance: pours a clean, pale red body (strawberry jam-like) with a large white head, which quickly disappears. High and unlikely natural carbonation.
Aroma/Nose: When I opened the bottle a strawberry aroma typical for strawberry jam or fizzy drink appeared. Definitely not natural. No apples on the nose. Strawberries totally overpowered the aroma of this sidra.
Taste: Strawberry jam with some hints of strawberry ice cream, milk shake or candy. Maeloc is moderately sweet, slightly acidic but not dry as stated on the bottle. Again, I can’t taste any apples. In the aftertaste, there is a strange artificial flavour. But again, no apples.
Overall: Not that bad as I expected. Basically, it tasted like a fizzy strawberry jam lemonade. It is not as artificial as the most mass market flavoured ciders but the problem with this cider is that the strawberry flavour is too dominating. It is a nice fizzy summer drink though. 2.5/6
Availability: seems to be available in many supermarkets all over Europe.
Price: bought locally at Karstadt in Berlin for 1 EUR.