A Tradition since 1941.
A sparkling, medium dry cider, with a spicy ginger & zingly lime flavour.
Lovingly made in New Zealand from delicious tree-ripened NZ-grown apples and pure artesian water.
• 5% alcohol by volume
• 1.3 standard drinks per bottle
• No preservatives whatsoever
The Rochdale Cider Ginger Lime is very tart and tangy. Unfortunately it was my least favourite of the flavours as i found the apple cider overpowered both the ginger and the lime.
This drink wasn't as fizzy as the other flavours in this brand, and there was no pulp whatsoever, which was a bonus.
I'm sorry to say this product will not be on my 'to buy again' list, but fear not, there are other flavours which may appeal to your taste buds.
I enjoyed this flavour, although in saying that I struggled to taste the separate flavours though I tried very hard to, it was very pleasant though.
I would purchase this flavour again, I found this particular one a little like having a glass of wine.
this wasnt too bad a drink but i dont think it will ever become a top-10 for me. the ginger was a little too sharp a taste for me despite being offset by the lime. with cider already being a slightly acidic drink this extra acid was a bit too much for my palate. despite that this drink will have its fans as well as its foes. the taste is something quite different and that can be the deciding factor. everything is an acquired taste to somebody out there and i am sure there are plenty of people who will make the effort to acquire this distinctive flavour as their own.
I was curious about how this drink was going to work out - was it going to be a strange hybrid of apple and ginger, or was it going to swing one way with just a hint of the other? I was hoping for something akin to alcoholic gingerale, but found that the first option was the one.
This was a nice drink, and one I could see being used as an ingredient in a number of drink and cooking applications, but alas it didn't too do too well in the 'drink it straight' category.
I can see this one becoming firmly entrenched on the universal 'an acquired taste' shelf along with so many other 'attempts and novelty'.
All in all, it might be right for you, but it wasn't my hit-pick from the range.
This one didn't really appeal to me alas. I was hoping for something a little sweeter, more akin to gingerale or green ginger wine, but this was distinctly different to anything I have tried before.
Quite tart, and well into the 'dry' end of the scale, this was one of those drinks that certainly has it's merits, but they don't match my preferences too well.
Overall, a purely personal assessment finds it lacking, but through an objective view, I can easily see a unique and intriguing drink that will find strong favour with a fairly wide section of the drinking community. If you enjoy exploring the sharper scale of drinks, then this could be a diamond in the rough for you to discover.
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