6 March 2021

Bulmers Crushed Red Berries & Lime Cider (Co-Op) By @SpectreUK

Bulmers Crushed Red Berries & Lime Cider

Well it is a little brighter outside, a little warmer... maybe, so I thought I'd try a spring sounding cider to blowout the icy cobwebs of winter. This Bulmers Crushed Red Berries & Lime Cider sounds like a refreshing treat. Although it has sour cherries in it, it also has lime juice, elderberry juice, blueberry juice, strawberry juice, and raspberry juice in it, so it can't be too bad!? Though I hate cherries, and I always have.... so hopefully the rest of the fruits will drown out the flavour.

I once stayed in a posh hotel some years back that had the most pretentious puddings on the dinner menu. The only pudding I could pick out was a bowl of cherries and shortbread biscuits on the side. It really was that desperate. I thought; "how big can the bowl of cherries be?" It turned out that it was more like a bucket of cherries and I had to pop the seeds out too. I managed to eat some of the bucket, but passed it on to Cinabar, and had to make do with a really small biscuit for my dessert.

Anyway, on opening the bottle of this 4% in volume Bulmers Crushed Red Berries & Lime cider there was a cheerful refreshing sounding fizz. There was a strong fruity smell of a cacophony of berries and sweet apple cider at the back of the aroma. This deep red apple cider tastes predominantly of cherries. There are other berries trying to fight their way through the cherry flavour. There is even some hints of lime underneath all those cherries. There may have even been at little apple cider right at the end of the flavour just beyond the aftertaste... but the cherries knocked me off my seat. There was no coming back from that. I was immediately drowning in that bucket of cherries again. Bucket of cherries ahoy, drowning in cherries here... help, help... glug... glug... bubbles... goner!

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