On the Road is another cider from the Bignose & Beardy, two guys making cider and running a cider club in the UK. Their dry Cockhaisy, was not one of my favourites but perhaps with their On the Road I will get more drinking pleasure. Company: Bignose & Beardy
Place of Origin: Framfield, Sussex, UK
Apples: from local orchards
Sweetness as per label: medium
Package type: 330ml brown glass with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass or snifter
Appearance: pours a very slightly hazy pale golden with no head. No carbonation. Body is light.
Aroma/Nose: the nose is not very strong. But with very inviting wild notes of leather and beeswax, tart and fermented apples, and yellow apples with a distant hint of vinegar.
Taste: it begins with low to medium sweetness and medium citrusy acidity. I get notes of yellow apple, lemon, grapefruit juice and orange juice with smokiness, light astringency and a distant note of barnyard on the mid-palate. The aftertaste is dry with citrusy notes of orange, grapefruit and a hint of bitter grapefruit peel with a distant vinegary touch.
Overall: Yummy! On the Road is simply a lovely drop. It tastes like a Spanish spin on an English style cider due to the detectable vinegary aftertaste and very refreshing citrusy flavour. It’s rich, balanced and dangerously drinkable. And much better than their Cockhaisy. I could have it again. A cider for everyone. 4.5/6
Availability: you have to join their Bignose & Beardy Cider Club in order to receive their cider. Membership is limited to UK residents. Limited number of bottles available from Bottles & Books in Bristol and through The Cider House in London.
Price: On the Road was in my cider subscription box delivered monthly by Orchard Box.