The Orchard Pig was founded by an ex Royal Marines Commando, who just wanted to keep pigs but ended up with cider making and running a successful business. Let’s see how much of pig is in this cider.
Company: The Orchard Pig
Place of Origin: Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
Apples: a blend of Somerset cider apples
Sweetness as per label: dry gently sparkling cider
Package type: 500ml clear glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass
Appearance: pours a clear, pale yellow body with no head. Carbonation is gentle and natural. Just like stated on the label.
Aroma/Nose: There are lot of apples on the nose. Crisp apple, apple skins and just fruity apple. There are also some hints of barnyard, dryness and something funky.
Taste: low sweetness, quite lingering dry (so the label doesn’t lie). On the palate there are crisp and moderately tart apples with a touch of barnyard, fruity flavor and a distant sulphuric note. It is a bit watery though with a dry and slightly bitter finish. No astringent taste. After a while bitter notes begin to be more intense than in the beginning.
Overall: I have previously tried draught ciders from Orchard Pig when I was visiting Wales. But I must confess that to me they didn’t taste spectacular either. Don’t get me wrong. Truffler is a decent cider with a complex nose, nice taste and good length but somehow it is just not my cup of tea or pint of cider as a matter of fact. Something is just missing here. But again, I think it could pair great with fish and chips. 3.5/6
Availability: Seems to be available locally in Somerset and at supermarkets such as Tesco around 1.99 GBP.
Price: came with a craft cider subscription from Orchard Box.