Carboy cidre is one of the new cider makers in the Czech cider scene. They set up the company only in 2016, so no wonder that I didn’t see them at Slavnost Cideru 2016. Carboy cidre is run by Vladimir Marek, who owns an apple orchard in Kladno. His family has been experimenting with many different types of liqueurs before they decided to focus entirely on cider making.
Company: Carboy Cidre
Place of Origin: Kladno, Czech Republic
Apples: apples from own orchards
Sweetness as per label: dry
Package type: draught
Recommended type of glass: pint glass
Appearance: pours a light cloudy straw with no head. Lightly carbonated.
Aroma/Nose: the gas has notes of yeast, sulphur, green unripe apples and flavors typical for still fermenting and fresh unmatured cider. Unpleasant.
Taste: it begins very watery and dry with no residual sweetness and moderate acidity. I can also get unpleasant yeasty flavor with sulphur and green notes. No tannins perceivable.
Overall: It’s good to see a new company making cider from real apples and without addition of chemical junk. But, I think there is a lot about cider making that guys from Carboy Cidre need to learn. As in the current state this cider is undrinkable due to a horrible smell and taste. My friend, who joined me at Slavnost Cideru even asked me, how could anyone sell anything like this? Hence, my advice to the company would be, let your cider age and rack off your cider sooner. As when cider sits too long on its lees it gets yeasty and develop unpleasant off-flavors as those present in your cider. Hope your next cider will be better though! 1/6
Price: sampled at Slavnost Cideru 2017, 0.2L (25CZK =1 EUR)