Konig Ludwig Weissbier 330ml $4.15
If we can believe the label, King Ludwig travelled from Bavaria to an importer in Cincinnati, Ohio, before landing in Canberra as fresh as can be. This is a very good example of the Bavarian wheat style: cloudy, pale golden colour; abundant white head; sweet, fruity aroma and rich, creamy palate with a zesty, ultra-fresh finish.
Forbidden Fruit Original Cider 330ml $3.92
Forbidden Fruit, from Otway, Victoria, bills itself as a semi-sweet cider, made alongside Otway Estate’s beers and wines. On the palate, however, the cider seems closer to dry than sweet, with pleasant, fresh, clean, apple-like flavours (not always present in ciders). The sweetness simply fleshes out the palate.
Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published 22 October 2014 in the Canberra Times