Cidrerie Kerisac was founded in 1920 by Edmond Guillet. The company belongs today, however, to the Agrial Group, which also owns other French cider brands such as Cidre Loïc Raison or Ecusson Cider.
Company: Ets Guillet Freres Cidres Kerisac
Place of Origin: Guenrouët, France
Apples: cider apples
Sweetness as per label: brut
Package type: 750ml green glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass, flute or bolee
Appearance: pours a clear, light amber with intense orange hues and a thin ring around the glass. I would describe the carbonation level as sparkling but not mousseux. Body is light.
Aroma/Nose: smells of fermented apple juice with red sweet apples. Some apple juice aroma as well. There is also a minor funky touch with very little wood and vanilla. Pleasant, not disturbing.
Taste: surprisingly it starts with watery taste followed by some sweetness coming from red and ripe apples. Lots of apples. There is a touch of funkiness but it is very well hidden. The medium palate is dominated by a moderate refreshing lemon-like acidity. In the finish, there are only slightly dry notes with moderate astringent and light bitter notes.
Overall: Kerisac Brut is not bad for a mass-produced cider. It’s a pleasant and refreshing, however, not too demanding cidre. It is complex but tastes too much watery, almost giving you the impression you are drinking a fermented apple lemonade. But in the end, I think I could have it again. 3.5/6
Availability: in Berlin you can find it in almost every wine shop or a French creperie. Like other French cider brands didn’t even exist. In terms of online shops, you can purchase it from e.g. Beers of Europe., Drinkswell Service Co. or rotweiss – wein für alle!
Price: purchased locally in Berlin from Vinifera -Weinhandlung at 3.30 EUR.