Cider Bohemia Cannabis Cider

It may come as a surprise to you, but the Czech Republic has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in Europe. Moreover, many Czechs grow and use cannabis for their own use. It still does not mean that it is legal to do so. Anyway, it was just a matter of time to see a product combining two Czech passions into one, a cider infused with cannabis by Cider Bohemia. Don’t expect to find THC here, since their cider was infused with flowers and leaves of Cannabis sativa, not C. indica.

Company: Cider Bohemia
Place of Origin: Pilzen, Czech Republic
Ingredients: cannabis with unknown Czech apple varieties
Sweetness as per label: semi-dry
ABV: 4.8%
Package type: draught
Recommended type of glass: pint glass

Appearance: pours a lightly hazy straw yellow with a short-lived head. Medium carbonated. Body is light.

Aroma/Nose: it smells mainly of marjoram, a herb typically used to marinate meat with (not to confuse with oregano)

Taste: it starts with low sweetness and moderate acidity, which is then taken over by green notes with flavours of both green and unripe apples and a gentle astringency.

Overall: Cannabis Cider basically tastes like a light soft drink with pleasant green astringent herbal notes. I must say that it was a quite interesting experience. Perhaps the taste was not spectacular, but not unpleasant either. I think that Cannabis Cider has a chance to appeal to a wider audience. Anyway, I am definitely looking forward to trying other ciders from their lineup. 3/6 

Availability: at many food and farmers markets across The Czech Republic or in the InCider Bar in Prague. Online from their online shop, from Opily Jabko (they ship abroad!).

Price: sampled at Slavnost Cideru 2017 at Cider Bohemia’s stand, 0.2L (30 CZK-1.15 EUR)