After the moreish Buddha’s Hand Lemon Cider I’m giving BlakStoc’s another cider a try. Omg Ugly Apple Cider. Omg are the first letters of hops used in this cider, Oak, Mosaic and Golding. Company: Blakstoc Cider GmbH
Place of Origin: Vienna, Austria
Ingredients: Styrian apples with the addition of Oak, Mosaic and Golding hops
Package type: 330ml brown glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass or white wine glass
Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow with a fizzy short-lived white head. Medium carbonation. Body is low to medium.
Aroma/Nose: it smells sweet, fruity and floral of elderflower and pear. There is also a herbal note to it.
Taste: the initial taste is slightly watery with low sweetness and medium lemon-like acidity. Elderflower and pear with a herbal note on the mid-palate. It finishes dry with a touch of bitterness coming from apple seeds.
Overall: Omg from BlakStoc is drinkable and tastes quite ok. However, it doesn’t taste like cider at all. Hops that were added to this cider dominate the palate giving a floral character and covering the appley taste. Nothing special. For those who can’t live without hops. 3.5/6
Availability: widely available in Austria (Der Grissemann or Beer Lovers). Also in Italy (e.g. Hops Beer Shop, or Tutti Fritti in Milan; Birreria della Torre in Trezzo sull’Adda), the UK (Newcomer Wines in London), the Czech Republic and Germany.
Price: purchased during my trip to Italy from Pizza Che Storia in Montegrotto Terme, Italy at 4 EUR.