Full Review

Shield

Shield
Demi Sec Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5%
Organic
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Shield
Demi Sec Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5%
Bright golden amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of caramelized apples, spicy nougat, sandstone and clay, and apple wood bark and sap with a satiny, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, long finish with suggestions of starfruit, spiced apples, and minerals finish. A vibrant and complex French style cider with great flavor and drinkability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: caramelized apples, spicy nougat, sandstone and clay, and apple wood bark and sap
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of starfruit, spiced apples, and minerals
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rabbit Cassoulet, Weiner-Schnitzel, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant and complex French style cider with great flavor and drinkability.

The Producer

Shield Cider

The Producer
13501 Katy Fwy #1170
Houston, TX 77079
USA
1 713-254-2455

Their Portfolio

94 Shield Demi Sec Cider 5% (France)

French Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
French-style ciders range in alcohol from 3-10% and are typically full-bodied with lively carbonation and subtle sweetness. This category includes all French-produced and inspired ciders including Normandy-style ciders. These ciders are often available in larger format bottles enclosed with a cork and cage. French-style ciders are more wine-like than most styles, and can be incredibly complex with lively acidity making them a perfect pair for a wide array of cuisines.