I don’t actually want to give Lonetree a full review based on this particular tasting.
Frankly, I don’t think what I got was completely indicative of the cider – or maybe it does. This is just my experience…
Arrived at Rogue for a friend’s birthday party and the birthday girl had several drinks in front of her already. She passed me this cider saying, “you like ciders.”
Turns out she was giving it to me because she didn’t like it. I tried to not let it cloud my judgement but I can’t help but think it might have.
Problem 1: The cider was flat. I don’t know how long it was at the table before I got it, but it was chilled enough to think it couldn’t have been too long. Having worked in a bar, I’m more likely to blame this on the establishment rather than the beverage.
Problem 2: The taste fell flat. It bored me. It had no oompf. (How technical of me.) The depth was just lacking. The flavour didn’t last, and any tartness was shallow. This problem I put on the cider itself.
So, overall? I will try this in a can another time. But unfortunately, I’m in no rush to do so.
I think I gave a better review to the non-alcoholic version.