Brewery – Rhinegeist (Cidergeist)
Cider – Bubbles
Style – Rose Ale
ABV – 6.2%
A cider made with peach and cranberry juice, for additional pink hue, tartness and juicy fruitiness.
The first addition to the can lineup of Rhinegeist’s cider program since it launched in the summer of 2014. The cider was such a hit when it was on draft only around town, that it was a no-brainer to add to the lineup.
The bright pink can stands out from their other two offerings, and to lots of drinkers across the city (myself included) the liquid within stands out as well.
If you’re confused about the whole Rose Cider turned Rose Ale bit… don’t worry, a lot of people are. When this post first went live, it was cut and dry, Bubbles was a cider. Only now it isn’t… it’s technically an ale. If it seems goofy, you might want to jump over here and have a read about it!
My Thoughts On Rhinegeist Bubbles
Pink hued in the glass. This doesn’t strike the same fear in the hearts of drinkers as Saber Tooth Tiger might, but don’t let its appearance fool you into judging it. Bubbles is pretty damn tasty.
Aromas are light, but fruity and fresh. There is a bit of apples tangling with a mustiness that I find very “fall like” and makes me want to drink this while enjoying a sunset and a campfire.
Taste is bright, clean and fruity. There is a punch of apples that is brought back to earth with a soft pomegranate sweetness. It’s all washed clean with an effervescent carbonation.
I may never claim to be a “cider guy”, but this is tasty stuff, and I’d certainly never turn my nose up to a glass placed in front of me.