Sigelsberg is a cider maker from Slovakia, who took the 2nd place in the poll at Slavnost Cideru 2017. Wait, Slovakia? Doesn’t Sigelsberg sound German? Sigelsberg is a name used under the Austro-Hungarian rule for the city of Štiavnické Bane, Slovakia where the cider makers come from. The company was established in 2011 after a very good apple harvest in their orchard. After a several rounds of experiments, the recipe was developed and their cider was ready to commercialize.
Company: Piarg house s.r.o.
Place of Origin: Štiavnické Bane, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia
Apples: apples from Slovak orchards
Sweetness as per label: dry
Package type: draught
Recommended type of glass: pint glass
Appearance: pours a clear straw golden with no head. Lightly carbonated. The body is light.
Aroma/Nose: the aroma is rather weak as I can get only flavours of fermented and crisp apples.
Taste: the first sip is slightly sweet, with a medium acidity and moderate tannins. The mid-palate has unripe green and tart apples with other green notes and a sharp touch of alcohol. The finish is dry with a touch of bitterness.
Overall: Sigelsberg’s Suchý tastes natural and is drinkable. Even refreshing. But I can’t say that the taste is remarkable. I think the Suchý is a good and interesting alternative to ciders from concentrate and may appeal to many. Hence, the 2nd place in the poll. But it’s just slightly better than average. 3/6
Price: had 0.2L at Slavnost Cideru 2017 at 25 CZK (1 EUR)