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Old Mout Boysencider is the ingenious union of refreshing apple cider with succulent boysenberry wine - creating a drink that's the best of both worlds.
Looks: Bright translucent red
Smells: A summery burst of berries with a wee hint of cherry
Tastes: Fresh strawberry characters where boysenberry meets apple, mellowing into some lingering residual sugars. Refreshing rather than overly sweet, like the zing of berry sorbet
Top off a great meal by trying it with a nice melty brie, creamy blue cheese, or fresh fruit. If you'd like to get a bit fancy, marinate strawberries in Boysencider and serve over ice cream, or in crepes with vanilla custard.
Mmmmm cider. My husband and I have been enjoying Old Mout ciders once a week for the better part of three months. At a recent Home Show we were able to taste test all of their range and were very pleased with what we found. My favourite so far is the Boysencider. Aside from its name that makes the dirty-minded little boy in my head giggle whenever I say it, it is delicious. I love the berry notes, and it is a good bold flavour.
I find this cider to be very versatile as well. Aside from just being able to enjoy it chilled on a hot evening like tonight, you can do all sorts of things with it. My first experiment was care of another Old Mout fan on their facebook page. Into a glass I put two scoops of ice cream and topped the glass up with Boysencider. The cider foamed up and I had an alcoholic Spider to enjoy. It was delicious and very naughty.
My next experiment was in cupcakes. Since I do love to bake and cupcakes are my thing, I thought why not. If you can put lemonade in a cupcake or strawberry champers, then cider must be doable. It was! I made a vanilla cupcake and in place of the full milk requirement, I added 1/2 cup of cider and then only 1/4 cup of milk. This meant that the mixture curdled a little, but in my experience that doesn't destroy the cake. The cake came out slightly blue in hue, moist and berry nice (see what I did there?).
To top it off I made up a Boysencider butter cream icing and put that on the cupcakes. That came out slightly pink in hue, which was a bit strange. In any case, the cupcake/icing combination was delicious and something I will definitely be doing again.
I love Cider so when I saw this I decided I had to try it. Yummmmy. I had never heard of this brand until i saw it in the supermarket, but being a person who is willing to try new things I knew this was for me, and as you can tell I was not disappointed.
I wasn't sure if I would get the lovely fresh tang I associate with cider, but to my surprise I did and I noticed just a hit of sweetness from the boysenberries. I found it very easy to drink, in fact a bit to easy . I even found it was still great to drink once it had warmed up so I will be trying it in winter slightly heated.
The only thing that annoyed me was the price, to me it is a bit on the expensive side so I wont be getting it to often.
Old Mout Boysencider is a fantastic summer's day drink, this one is one for the ladies! (Although most the males i know are fond of this flavour as well!) It's sweet (but not sickly) and very refreshing and it even tastes of real fresh boysenberries.
Be careful with this as it's easy to drink and the alcohol content is higher than beer - it could set you in for an interesting night if you don't keep tabs on how many you have had!!. It comes in handy single bottles so no need for glasses and no washing up!!
The only downside is the cost. at $4.00 or so a bottle it's on the expensive side to drinking at home, but yet is relatively cheap compared to going out.
Overall this is a great New Zealand product, awesome for a special BBQ, with great friends and good weather!
I love the flavour of Old Mout Boysencider, very refreshing and just a little sweet and you really can taste the berries.
Great to sit down with after a day weeding the garden, better than a beer!
Initially I found it to be quite fizzy but that soon settled, it didn't go flat either which was good.
I must say I do think the large bottles are better valve and its nice to drink out of a wine glass.
Great product will buy again and recommend
Also like the Cranberry Cider and am looking forward to sampling the others
This taste exactly like Real Boysenberries! It's an amazing drink, its so fruity and perfect, as it's a New Zealand brewed drink from Nelson.
I enjoy buying the plastic larger bottles as well.
Reasons why, are great fruit content and tastes perfect, good alcohol content, not too fizzy when i open it , like other cider brands.
Great refreshing alcoholic drink, its awesome with icecubes in a fancy glass.
I totally recommend Old Mout Cider, especially BoysenCider, and Cranberry Cider. I've yet to try the other lighter coloured cider's.
And no hangovers!!
This cider is not something that I would normally try but a friend of mine was pestering me that it was so nice I just had to try. Well she was so right. I thought it had an amazing flavour and not too over powering which I find a lot of ciders to be. It is very easy to drink, we had ours with dessert and it suited really well. My new favourite!
I found this drop to be rite up my alley as I love anything with Berries in it. From the moment I opened the bottle I smelt the divine smell of Berries.
It had a nice mellow taste to it and was bursting with flavour it tasted like a wine cooler more than a cider to me. It was very fizzy which I love and also went down just rite but before I know it the bottle was empty so in this case the portion size was a little on the small side due to the fact I loved the drink so much could have done with more so I will be buying the 1.5 bottle to have next time.
Overall a great drink very well made and has lots of flavour.
With a mild hint of berries that teases the nose when you take the lid off and get that first "breath", Old Mout's Boysencider very much tasted like a berry version of a medium white wine... with just that hint of dryness (although not enough to be unpleasant), the slight sharp tang of alcohol, and a mild fruity sweetness that was enjoyable without being sickly sweet.
Each mouthful had a strong, but not overpowering, taste of berries, with only a mild berry aftertaste. I found this to be a very smooth cider that was easy on the palette, and I could very easily have had several!
The Boysencider was definitely my favourite of the four, and it would be perfect for enjoying with a meal, or just sitting back, chilling, on a hot summer day or evening.
I honestly wasn't sure what to expect with this one as I have tried other fruit type of alcohols before -specifically fruit based wines- and have found them to be not to my liking, however this one is completely different, not only was the balance of the different types of berry perfect with no one flavour outdoing the other, it also still had that wonderful apple taste that makes me so love ciders.
I must actually confess that I have now found my new favourite drink, one that I can easily see myself downing a few 4-packs in a session if i'm not careful.
Like others have said this one would be the nicest of the flavors in the range. Not too over bearing and a very refreshing taste. I found it to be a much nicer drop chilled than I did with it at room temperature, where as sometimes room temperature drinks are easier to down.
The fruit flavors all mix and combine nicely too with none over riding the others, which is lovely also.
A very nice cider definitely worth trying if you have not yet.
this was my favourite from this range. being a real berry fan i found it refreshing and very berry filled without being as thick as the berry frute cider. i found the portion size to be almost perfect. The other ciders were a little less to my liking so there was always some left over. this one was so tasty i found it easy to drink the whole bottle easily. as with the feijoa & cider drink this isnt made with berries. instead it is an apple cider mixed with berry wine which adds a new depth to the drink that i found really interesting and pleasing. I tried to make some kind of dessert with this but it just didnt seem to work so it will remain just a really nice drink for me. i must say though that it was really nice poured over half a glass of crushed ice while slaving over a hot bbq.
This had a rich fruity taste with a dry red wine type flavour, yet was still refreshingly sweet. There was only a mild bitter tang hidden in there.
Best served iced cold and had a nice apple cider aftertaste.
This had to be my second favourite of the four ciders. The fruity flavours made it a very enjoyable drink on a hot day.
This was really the best cider I have had in many many years. Gone are the days of quality cider on tap that I recall from my student days sitting in Irish pubs listening to live bands ranging from sober and mediocre to pissed as skunks and still managing to belt out brilliance. The last time I ordered cider from a restaurant tap it tasted slightly metallic and very acidic. Almost apple flavoured vinegar.
So this was not only a really pleasant reminder of what quality cider should taste like, but also a very nice twist on the classic 'squirt of raspberry juice' that sometimes found it's way into my pint glass. However I found it to be a little strong for my tastes, but it became something amazing when I mixed it with some of the Teza Velvetberry. A bit naughty but highly successful!
All in all a seriously nice drop for most who like berries. The fact that this is apple cider mixed with boysenberry wine is a neat little twist that stops this from being just another berry flavoured alcohol.
Though I have become more of a berry convert in recent times - thanks in large part to many of the products I have reviewed here - I still find it surprising to discover a berry-based consumable that appeals to my tastebuds. This was one such delightful surprise.
Upon opening, the berry bouquet greeted me with a strength that initially put me off wanting to try it... yet the first sip put me at ease with the mellow taste and slight effervescence.
An attempt to use this beverage in an Apple & Apricot Crumble proved somewhat unsuccessful, due in large part to an improvised 'stewed fruit' recipe that was a little short on sugar. The resulting dessert was tasty, but alas a failure to be as spectacular as this drink could have made it. In an interesting example of irony, the most pleasing off-shoot was the one thing that caused the failure of the dessert - the syrup... Made by reducing half a bottle of the Boysencider and 1.5 cups of sugar down, the syrup was the highlight of an otherwise lacklustre dessert experiment.
Overall, a very versatile drink, that quite impressed this berry non-fan. I think it would be spectacular if used as a cocktail base for a summer drink to sip over a BBQ lunch.
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