Hoffmann Apfelwein Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Hoffmann
Cider Name: Apfelwein
Region: Frankfurt, Germany
ABV: Upto 5.8%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Chilled 300ml glass
Smell: Apples/Wine like
Colour: Golden/Straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Atschel, Frankfurt, Germany
Date: 07/06/13

It’s day 1 in Frankfurt, the weather has been a sweltering 24oC and it’s time to get fed and suitably refreshed. Off to Sachsenhausen we go to find the famous Apfelwein I’ve heard so much about. Well I have had some before, but it always feels better when from its natural home. Up first is the apfelwein from Atschel.

I’m tucking into a Frankfurt salad and sauerkraut and have some apfelwein on the side. Well while here you have to try the local delicacies right? The food is going down a treat and it’s time to see if the apfelwein is decent too.

This poured a very light golden colour, which was bordering on a straw colour. It was crystal clear and thankfully still. The aroma was a typical dessert apple smell and like the apfelwein I remember! It’s smooth, crisp and has a lovely dessert apple taste. This then has a light acidic bite and a drying finish. Tannins as expected are virtually non-existent and it also is a little thin in taste. This sure is a refreshing drink and is going down well in this heat. My only problem is it just isn’t challenging enough. It’s well balanced and has character, though just doesn’t have what it takes to take it from a good cider to a great one.

Would I buy this again?: Yes
Overall Rating: 7.5/10

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    You must be having fun man. Enjoy.


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