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Bantam: Buzzwig

Bantam: Buzzwig

Basic Info

Cider: Buzzwig

Cidery: Bantam

Origin: Somerville, MA, USA

ABV: 5.5%

Label Description: “Modern American cider. Juicy and unfiltered.”


Tasting Notes

Color: Yellow, cloudy

Aroma: Orange is primary; pineapple and hops are secondary

Body: Medium

Sweetness: Between semi-sweet and sweet

Acidity: Low

Tannin: None

Carbonation: Medium

Flavor Profile: Upfront there is a sweet pineapple-orange taste, which lingers for a bit before being overtaken by a hoppy flavor. The hops, along with a slight bitterness, continue into the aftertaste.


Overall Thoughts and Rating

Julia:

Overall, this was an enjoyable cider. The hops helped to offset the sweetness and also added some depth to the flavor profile. As it is on the sweeter side, I would likely only have one glass of this before moving on to a drier drink. That said, its sweetness makes this a great gateway cider: it’s an unintimidating cider that can introduce someone to the world of craft cider.

7 out of 10 apples

7 out of 10 apples

Ramsay:

Overall, I liked Buzzwig. I felt like it delivered a nice sweet flavor that never became too sweet, which is not an easy feat for a sweet cider. It reminded me of an ale with its hoppy notes. Now, given its sweetness combined with its medium body, I would probably just have one at a time. Nonetheless, it is still a great cider worth a try.

7 out of 10 apples

7 out of 10 apples

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