Decideret Cider(DK) - Hopla 2018, Dry-hopped wild fermented cider 5,9%, 33cl
Decideret Cider is a young craft cidery from the harbour in Copenhagen.
Since Denmark has not got a tradition of cider making but do have a great variety of eating apples, these guys from Decideret produces wild fermented ciders with those kind of apples, collected from private gardens.
Because of the lack of cider apples, and therefor a lack of strong tradition, they can experiment and stretching out the boundaries of cider making.
Think of it like how the US has revolutionised craft beer, with English, German and Belgian brew traditions, focussing more on the longevity of fermentation and the strict rules of the Reinheitsgebot, it were the American micro brewers that added new hops, oats and even lactose to their beers.
This kind of experimentation is what you see back in the range of ciders from the new wave of young cider making, always wild fermented but looking for ways to make it exciting again.
Hopla is a good example, and one of our personal favourites. It's a dry bottled conditioned cider made from tart apples from private gardens with Citra Hops in the dry hop.
You could say it's a wild cider with a touch of IPA or even lambic.
5,9 % ABV – 33 cl