picture of Finnriver Cidery Lavender Black Currant submitted by Slainte
picture of Finnriver Cidery Lavender Black Currant submitted by Slainte

Lavender Black Currant

Finnriver Cidery, Washington, United States
ABV: 6.5%
Cider with black currant and lavender. Semi-sweet, rich fruit aroma, and somewhat tart.

Average Taste Ratings
My Taste Ratings


reviewer KariB
KariB (4772) said:
Deep mahogany colored pour with a small purple-pink head. Very light aroma of currants. Taste is tart with the black currant dominating the taste. Medium body. Lavender develops as the cider warms to become a bit overpowering in the finish.
Reviewed on 30 Sep 2017
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reviewer Molkot
Molkot (311) said:
A little too much going on. I love lavender and I love Finnriver's black current cider, so I figured I would give it a try. Both of the flavors are very strong and identifiable, but they compete a little too much.
Reviewed on 06 Jun 2017
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reviewer lizsavage
lizsavage (1878) said:
I had this cider while Morris dancing with some amazing teams from Yorkshire. Finn River Cider cidery is definitely a place to come and drink cider. This cider has an amazing lavender essence which will make you feel like you were at the spa getting tipsy. Nice body and a tartness to die for.
Reviewed on 26 Jun 2016

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reviewer herharmony23
herharmony23 (2395) said:
I love the black currant part... Lavender? Not so much. BUT if you love a gentle lavender taste in a wonderful dark fruit cider, this would be for you!
Reviewed on 24 Aug 2015
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reviewer JGSM99
JGSM99 (1879) said:
The pour is a ruby red with medium effervescence. The aroma is currant with a little lavender. The taste semi-dry to sweet currant some tart and a little bitter. The finish is medium astringent and bitter with a slight tartness. It has a good mouthfeel and some lasting astringency. They list organic sugar, which makes me think they may back sweetened it little. I get more currant than lavender and not much apple. Also the sweet and bitter come through for me more than the acid. I like it but my wife didn’t.
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

reviewer cidersays
cidersays (5089) said:
Very dark & vibrant hue. Extra smooth, I imagine as I tried this on Nitro at the Schilling Cider House in Seattle. Bold & strong flavor. I’ve tried their Black Currant flavor, and I honestly couldn’t pick up the added Lavender in this one, but liked it better (my husband did however). In addition to the black current, I picked up some cherry notes. Excellent!
Reviewed on 16 Aug 2015

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