OSTMOST (literally means Eastern most) was established in 2014 in Kreuzberg, a lively and multicultural neighbourhood of Berlin with a mission to cultivate the tradition of regional German apples. Hence, Ostmost’s product range includes apple juice, fizzy apple juice called Apfelschorle and of course cider called Outcider. Just couldn’t resist sampling Berlin based cider.
Company: Streuobstwiesen Manufaktur GmbH
Place of Origin: Berlin, Germany
Apples: a blend of Boskoop, Rote Sternrenette, Geheimrat Dr. Oldenburg coming from organic farms in Brandenburg, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen.
Sweetness as per label: medium
Package type: 330 ml clear glass bottle with screw cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass
Appearance: pours a clear, bright straw colour with a medium white head, which quickly disappears. Carbonation is rather high.
Aroma/Nose: the aroma is sweet and fruity and has apple juice with gentle dry white wine notes. In addition, some very distant touch of yeast.
Taste: the initial taste is dominated by medium apple juice sweetness (to my taste it is already too sweet), which then moves to slight tartness with a tiny bit watery feeling. The finish has some dry white wine notes with a little burning sensation on the tongue due to high carbonation. There is also slightly drying taste coming from tannins in the aftertaste.
Overall: Outcider Mild is a tasty…apple juice. Apart from some dry white wine notes and very distant yeasty touch, it doesn’t taste like cider but more like a good quality fizzy apple juice made from more tart apples than a regular apple juice. Outcider Mild is easily drinkable but average and I am sure it will appeal to many, who enjoy Apfelschorle, but this is not a cider. 2/6
Availability: nowadays at almost every hipster bar or restaurant in Berlin. In terms of shops check supermarkets selling organic products such as Bio-Company, etc.
Price: bought locally in Berlin from BIO COMPANY GmbH at 1.99 EUR.