Looks like guys from OBC, who are based in the world’s best city Berlin, are up to date with the current trends. They released their Rosé sometime last year, long before the whole world went crazy for rosé cidre or cider. But, unfortunately, it’s a fake rosé as the colour was obtained using a blackcurrant juice instead of red-fleshed apples.
Company: OBC-Cidre GmbH
Place of Origin: Berlin, Germany
Ingredients: fermented apple juice, black currant juice, carbonic acid (the label really says carbonic acid)
Package type: 330ml clear glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass or flute
Appearance: pours a clear pale ruby with a white fizz that is gone after a few seconds. Low artificial carbonation. Low to medium body.
Aroma/Nose: the nose has notes of caramel, cherries, honey. It has a rum aroma that is used for baking as well.
Taste: it begins dry with a touch of sweetness and a low acidity of blackcurrant. The mid-palate has a light smoky note with yellow apples and some honey that changes to caramel. It finishes very quickly.
Overall: I think it’s a shame that this Rosé is made with black-currant juice as I have honestly expected red flesh apples after reading ‘Rosé’ on the label. Anyway, similarly to previously reviewed OBC Strong, their Rosé is an average thirst quencher. It tastes natural, not too sweet, with a natural apple flavour. The nose could be stronger, the palate richer and more lingering. Well, at least it doesn’t taste like juice. Ok, it does perhaps a little. Overall, I’d wish more drinking pleasure. 3/6
Availability: you can find the Rosé in every Späti in Berlin (‘Späti’ is a term used in Berlin for a small corner shop/kiosk open 24/7 selling beer, milk, candies, etc). In addition, you can find OBC in Ambrosetti or KaDeWe. Online from Ciderei and Weinquelle Hornig.
Price: OBC Cidre Rosé was a sample provided by Ciderei.