Flying Brick from the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria have many ciders, but I don’t think I have ever really thought about their Original Cider. Time to set that straight.

Flying Brick are well known on the Aussie Cider scene, they have won plenty of awards over the years. Their Cidermaker is not afraid to try new things from The Methode Champagne cider to some more odd ball experiments with lime gingers and chilli.

The Original is a simple blend of apples grown on the Bellarine Peninsula. They are all eating apples with the idea of creating a sweeter, high acidity cider. These apples are pressed using traditional layered basket and press methods, then fermented at colder temperatures to keep the perfume in tacked.

The Nose

My, my miss American pie! As soon as I poured it into my pint glass there was so much apple pie wafting off its frothy head. After the head dies down it leaves elderflower and wattle floral tones. Very pleasant.

The Taste

Not as menu baked apple flavours as the scent let on, instead it’s a heady mix of red apple flesh, elderflower and soft vanilla. An acid profile of that pink lady you snacked on this afternoon. This is just enough acid to balance out the medium to medium sweetness of the cider. The results are a clean Cider with a cleaner finish.

Final Thoughts on the Flying Brick Original Cider

If an alien or craft beer drinker who had never heard of Cider stumbled out of the forest and you had to explain what Cider is, you would say it is made from the fermented juice of apples with a bit of fizz. The taste that formed in the imagination of our new friend would be the Flying Brick’s Original Cider’s taste to a T.

Product Flying Brick Original Cider
Company Flying Brick
Sweetness Medium Sweet
Alc/Vol 4.4%
Country of Origin Australia
Region Bellarine, Victoria

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