I have a confession: I am not a big pumpkin eater. My best friend, Shawna, loves this time of year because EVERYTHING is pumpkin. EVERYTHING. It’s crazy what they put pumpkin in. I am American though so around Thanksgiving I do have a piece of pumpkin pie, because I probably should.
Anyway, I went to a liquor store to buy a bottle of wine and found myself in the hard cider section. They really are next to each other so it wasn’t much of a stretch. I was a little surprised at the variety of hard ciders available. Many different types of apple hard cider, a berry cider, ciders with hops, and on and on. The one that caught my eye was the pumpkin cider.
I’ve never tried Ace’s Premium Craft Ciders although I’ve heard it’s good. The packaging was clearly marked “Gluten Free” and is also certified Gluten Free. Since I had looked at a few hard ciders that weren’t marked, this made my day. I decided to take a chance to buy the pumpkin hard cider. I told Shawna that she would have to try it with me because, in my mind, if I didn’t like it I knew she probably would.
I finally had my chance to try it. I was expecting a super pumpkin-y taste but was very pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t. It has a good cider base but you could taste the hint of pumpkin pie: nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Not overwhelming at all, very refreshing. It was also very smooth and I could see sitting outside on a fall day next to a fire and having one of these to welcome the fall chill in.
I have to say that I will be buying more of this this fall since it is a seasonal item. Thank, Ace, it’s a winner!