When you are in Berlin, sooner or later you will have to try the range of OBC Cidre featuring Classic, Strong, Rosé and Bio manufactured by Original Berliner Cidre as they are available in almost every shop, bar or restaurant in Berlin. Most probably due to the fact that it is the first cider manufactured in Berlin. After their Strong, Rosé and Bio the time has come to sample the last one, Classic.Company: OBC-Cidre GmbH
Place of Origin: Berlin, Germany
Ingredients: fermented apple juice carbon dioxide, sulphites
Package type: 330ml clear glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: wine glass or chalice glass
Appearance: pours a clear pale golden with a white quickly dissipating fizz. Low artificial carbonation. Low body.
Aroma/Nose: the nose is weak with notes of ripe pear, apple juice from yellow and red apples and a hint typical for cider made from concentrate.
Taste: it begins slightly sweet with moderate acidity of green apples such as Granny Smith. On the mid-palate a smoky note, green and yellow apples. The finish is dry and short leaving a note of citric acid.
Overall: I almost can’t believe that this cider contains only fermented apple juice, carbon dioxide and sulphites. For cider with ABV of barely 3%, it is not really sweet. Also, I can get a hint typical for cider made from concentrate. And, it finishes quickly leaving a note of citric acid. All this made me quite suspicious. Leaving these features behind, OBC is drinkable but drinking it is not pleasurable. It’s almost like drinking a non-alcoholic bubbly for kids. It’s ok but I wouldn’t buy it again. People of Berlin deserve much better cider than this! 2.5/6
Availability: you can find OBC products 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 Getränke Hoffman, Durst Express and Weinquelle Hornig.
Price: OBC Cidre Bio was a sample provided by Ciderei.