This is really weird. You can barely find any real cider in Berlin, and when you wander the city looking for real European cider made from apples you stumble upon a cider made from various berries coming from a craft cidery Starcut Ciders, based in the Northern Michigan in the US. Berlin will never stop amazing me.Company: Short’s Brewing Company
Place of Origin: Elk Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.
Ingredients: water, hard cider, carbon dioxide, blackberry puree, blueberry puree, raspberry puree, strawberry puree
Sweetness as per label: semi-dry
Package type: 355ml brown glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass or white wine glass
Appearance: pours a clear raspberry red with no head. Slightly sparkling. Body is low.
Aroma/Nose: it smells slightly sweet and very fruity of kompot with notes of various berries such as strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. There is also a light watery note to it.
Taste: it starts, surprisingly, with a low level of sweetness and medium to high refreshing acidity. Similarly to the nose, the palate tastes fruity of various berries, mainly blueberries and blackberries with a touch of astringency and bitterness. The aftertaste is dry and sour with notes of berries and a hint of astringency.
Overall: Wow. I actually enjoyed the Immortal Jelly as it’s refreshingly sour and fruity, but still rich with multi berry-flavours and very nicely balanced. I couldn’t taste the apple though. I liked it but in my opinion, this is not going to be a cider for everyone. If you prefer your cider on the sweeter side and don’t tolerate a quite high level of sourness then I don’t think this cider is for you. As for me, I think will keep coming back to Muted Horn, where I bought it to have a glass of the Immortal Jelly. Cheers! 4/6
Availability: I guess you have one more reason to come to Berlin as the Immortal Jelly is only available at Muted Horn, a craft beer bar in Berlin-Neukölln.
Price: purchased from Muted Horn at 5.90 EUR.