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Virtue Cider: Rosé

Virtue Cider: Rosé

Basic Info

Cider: Rosé

Cidery: Virtue Cider

Origin: Fennville, MI, USA

ABV: 6.7%

Label Description: “Proper farmhouse cider. Hand-picked apples. Blended with barrel-aged cider.”

Tasting Notes

Color: Rose gold, clear

Aroma: Tart berries with secondary floral notes

Body: A touch above light

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: A touch above medium

Tannin: Low

Carbonation: Medium

Flavor Profile: Floral notes come through upfront, followed by a tart apple flavor. The sip closes with a tart lemon taste, and the aftertaste consists of a bitter flavor.

Overall Thoughts and Rating


I must admit that I was a bit worried upon reading this cider’s nutritional label and seeing both “natural flavors” and “color” as ingredients. Unfortunately, my fears were not assuaged upon drinking it. This was not an enjoyable cider; it was at times both unpleasantly tart and bitter. It also lacked depth. The only way I could see myself drinking this again is if I were at a party and this was the only thing available.

3 out of 10 apples

3 out of 10 apples


Overall, I wasn’t really blown away by this rosé cider. The flavor profile wasn’t very complex compared to other ciders I’ve had in the past, and the flavors that were there weren’t as fresh tasting as I would have liked. I also feel like the bitter aftertaste hurt it more than helped it. That said, it is a very light drink with some floral notes, which makes it suited for summer outings. Still, it wouldn’t be my first choice.

5 out of 10 apples

5 out of 10 apples

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