Adam & Eva Cider Eva

Eva crafted by Adam & Eva, a cider maker from Bavaria, has a relatively low alcohol content of only 2.7%. Low ABV can indicate three things. Either cider is sweet as hell and tastes like a boozy apple or watery due to the second pressing of the apple pomace or because it was watered down. Based on my previous experience with German ciders, I think the first scenario is the most realistic one. If my suspicion is correct, well. Poor me. Company: Adam & Eva GbR
Place of Origin: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Apples: apples from orchards around Lake Constance
ABV: 2.7%
Package type: 330ml clear bottle with crown cork
Recommended type of glass: wine glass or chalice glass

Appearance: pours a clear pale golden with a white slowly dissipating fizz. Low to medium carbonation. Body is medium.

Aroma/Nose: the nose is sweet and fruity with notes of freshly pressed apple juice and apple juice from tetra-pack and pears.

Taste: it starts very sweet with low acidity, followed by a flavour of fresh apple juice made from red and yellow apples and pears and stems. Finishes quickly with a note of commercial apple juice.

Overall: My suspicion was correct. The Eva is a boozy apple juice. Admittedly, its taste is better than of the previously reviewed Adam from the Adam & Eva Cider range as it has no disturbing off-notes (except for the note of apple juice from tetra-pack). But this is most probably because it tastes like a sweet apple juice than apple wine or cider. Summarizing, I thought it was drinkable but nothing more. It will pair with anything that goes with a sweet apple juice. 3/6

Availability: widely available in Germany e.g. through Ciderei or Getränkedienst.

Price: Eva from Adam & Eva was a sample provided by Ciderei.

Adam & Eva Cider Adam

The name ‘Adam & Eva Cider’ might imply that the brand is owned by a guy named Adam and a lady named Eva, but it’s not the case here. Two school friends Andreas and Jürgen, who grew up on the German side of Lake Constance (Bodensee in German) were wondering what to do with all these apples growing in this heavenly area. An apple jam? An apple pie? Cider, of course! Already in 2015 the first batch of Adam & Eva was bottled and hit the shelves a bit later. Today Adam & Eva Cider has a line up of two ciders, Adam and Eva. Let’s start with the Adam first. Company: Adam & Eva GbR
Place of Origin: Munich, Bavaria, German
Apples: apples from gardens around Lake Constance
ABV: 4.7%
Package type: 330ml clear bottle with crown cork
Recommended type of glass: wine glass or chalice glass

Appearance: pours a clear pale golden with a white fizz that slowly dissipates. Low to medium carbonation. Body is medium.

Aroma/Nose:  it smells lightly sweet of pears, red and yellow apples with a woody touch of stems.

Taste: it begins moderately sweet with very low acidity of lemon. A taste of pear, light astringent taste with vanilla, yellow and green apples with a fresh apple juice note on the mid-palate. Very short taste leaving a light buttery aftertaste.

Overall: the Adam is just a very average offering made from eaters and cookers. It tastes clear of eating apples and its taste disappears very fast, doesn’t linger on. Also, a tiny bit higher acidity would round up the taste. I couldn’t detect any off-notes (apart from the buttery flavour in the aftertaste) or anything that I could call much disturbing but the Adam simply doesn’t stand out from the crowd in any way. I’m sorry to say that I didn’t enjoy having Adam and therefore I wouldn’t buy it again. 2.5/6

Availability: widely available in Germany e.g. through Ciderei or Getränkedienst.

Price: Adam from Adam & Eva was a sample provided by Ciderei.