Review: Citizen Cider For Shore
Citizen Cider’s latest is called For Shore, a “Gose inspired cider finished with coriander seeds and sea salt.” Citizen Cider is donating a portion of proceeds from sales of the cider to preserve and protect our home waters of Lake Champlain.
For Shore pours a deceptively pale yellow, and has the appearance of little more than Sprite. The depth of the cider quickly reveals itself once you dig in, though, its bold attack offering notes of mushroom, wet earth, and bay leaf, which give the moderate-to-heavy sourness of the cider a brooding character at the start. This combination takes some getting used to, but fans of sour beers will likely gravitate to the mouth-puckering sour apple character, the cider vinegar notes, and that dusting of coriander, a combination which takes me not to the beach but to a Turkish bazaar when I inhale its aroma deeply.
B+ / $10 per four-pack of 16 oz cans / citizencider.com