Finnriver Cidery, WA, US

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

Lavender Black Currant

ABV: 6.5%

Cider with black currant and lavender. Semi-sweet, rich fruit aroma, and somewhat tart.

Taste Properties


reviewer SamanthaM
SamanthaM (5) said:
One of my all time favorites!
Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019
reviewer PointMeAtTheDawn
PointMeAtTheDawn (233) said:
I like sweet ciders and this might be too sweet for me - or I just lack the distinguishing taste to tell with inexperience. Surprised to see it listed as semi sweet.
Reviewed on 06 Aug 2021

reviewer Molkot
Molkot (431) 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
reviewer lizsavage
lizsavage (1890) 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

reviewer herharmony23
herharmony23 (2594) 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
reviewer Blueap9562
Blueap9562 (477) said:
Strong fruit and lavender aroma. Gorgeous garnet color. The flavors have a bit less currant and a more lavender feel. Would be great at being refreshing on a very hot summer day. Definitely semi-sweet. A touch bitter at the very end. Pretty good!
Reviewed on 24 Jun 2023

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reviewer PricklyCider
PricklyCider (4931) 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

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reviewer KariB
KariB (11007) 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 cidersays
cidersays (5160) 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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