With Lazy Fox, three friends from Hamburg, Robin, Sascha and Henning wanted to introduce a beverage that could be positioned somewhere between cocktails and soft drinks. So they created a range of ciders, the Original (which I have already tried here), the Ingwer-Basilikum (ginger-basil) and the Cranberry-Minze (cranberry-peppermint). Today I’m sampling the ginger-basil flavoured version. Company: Lazy Fox GmbH
Place of Origin: Hamburg, Germany
Ingredients: apple wine, water, sugar, carbon dioxide, natural ginger and basil flavours with other natural flavours, citric acid, sulphites
Package type: 330ml clear glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass or
Appearance: pours a clear pale golden with a short-lived white fizz. Medium artificial carbonation. Low body.
Aroma/Nose: the nose is weak with notes of pineapple, ginger, butter, alcohol, green notes with peppermint but not basil or apple.
Taste: it starts very sweet of sugar with a low acidity of lemon. Followed by a bit spicy flavour of ginger with notes of butter, light fresh apple, peppermint and light alcohol. Finishes quickly leaving a fruity, spicy and a bit chemical aftertaste.
Overall: this is officially the worst German cider I have ever tried so far. I have a feeling that someone wanted to poison me with this as it tastes like a fruity washing up liquid. It has unpleasant notes of something buttery with some sort of chemical notes. Thankfully, the taste doesn’t linger on. Did anyone try it before it hit the shelves? I couldn’t drink it and it went down the sink. Horrible stuff. 1.5/6
Price: Lazy Fox Cider Ingwer-Basilikum was a sample provided by Ciderei,