Do you think that a brewery can make a good cider? Me neither. But I have decided to give the Big Arlet from Brauhaus Gusswerk from Salzburg, Austria a try.Company: Brauhaus Gusswerk
Place of Origin: Salzburg, Austria
Apples: organic apples
Sweetness as per label: unknown
Package type: draught
Recommended type of glass: pint glass
Appearance: pours a very cloudy pale golden with orange hues and a white foam. Lightly carbonated. Body is medium. Some sediment visible on the bottom.
Aroma/Nose: smells refreshing of lemon, orange, acidic apples and fresh unmatured cider.
Taste: it tastes very sour with notes of lemon and grapefruit. I would describe this cider as dry as only minimal residual sweetness is detectable. The mid-palate has a taste of yeast, unmatured cider and is slightly watery. The aftertaste is dry with a touch of bitterness and astringency.
Overall: I can’t deny the fact that The Big Arlet is a complex cider as I could get many flavours on the nose and on the palate. But, Big Arlet is completely unbalanced. In the beginning, I found it quite refreshing, but after a while, I got tired of the taste and wanted to finish it ASAP. I think that many will find the citrusy flavours appealing, but I simply didn’t enjoy drinking this one. 2.5/6
Price: 5.90 EUR for a pint at The Brickmaker’s Pub and Kitchen in Vienna, Austria. BTW, I loved their Pastrami sandwich.