3 Daughters Key Lime Cider

Cider Company: 3 Daughters

Cider Name: Key Lime Apple Cider

Made in: St. Petersburg, FL

ABV: 5.5%

Cider Type: Fruity Semi-Sweet

REVIEW: My first impression on the Key Lime Cider just at looking at the can was this is going to be a fun to drink, sweet as syrup kind of cider that will rank along side the Big Brands. Was I wrong. Immediately upon opening and taking in the aroma, I could tell this was going to be more complex of a cider than I assumed. The aroma was crisp, very refreshing. My first sip (again I expected very sweet) was very refreshing, not too sweet whatsoever. It took until the very end of my taste to get the key lime flavor.

Honestly, I thought this could be better. I enjoy some key lime. But I thought if they were going to bring out more key lime flavor, it would have made the cider extremely sweet. I think the key lime flavor was excellent. I tried this cider while outside in 85 degree Florida-humid heat grilling some steaks. It did its job of being refreshing, flavorful, and just plain enjoyable. Great work 3 Daughters!


Appearance out of 6: 4

Bouquet/Aroma out of 10: 8

Flavor out of 24: 16

Overall Impression out of 10: 8

Total Score: 37 Very Good (see definitions below)

Scoring Definitions

Outstanding (45 – 50): World-class example of style.

Excellent (38 – 44): Exemplifies style well, requires minor fine-tuning.

Very Good (30 – 37): Generally within style parameters, some minor flaws.

Good (21 – 29): Misses the mark on style and/or minor flaws.

Fair (14 – 20): Off flavors/aromas or major style deficiencies.

Problematic (00 – 13): Major off flavors and aromas dominate. Hard to drink.