Schilling has done a nice job of avoiding the "fruit punch" effect that can come from a mix of fruits like this. It is fairly sweet, but with tartness and bitterness to balance. What you end up with is a cross between a cider and a cocktail, which is working for me.
I have tried citrus cider blends before and usually like them. Unfortunately, this cider went to far from a cider to a tropical drink for me. The passion fruit and orange juice are very prominate. There was also a heavy residue of pulp left behind in my glass. It’s name Passport took me straight to Hawaii and the recipe on the side gave a great way to make a tropical drink using this as a base, but for a cider it just doesn’t fit.
Cloudy orange colored pour with moderate to heavy carbonation. Light passion fruit aroma. Taste is tart, sour and puckering with a strong pineapple flavor backed by mango, passion fruit, and orange flavors.
The pour is a medium apricot with some carbonation. The aroma is passion fruit. The taste is tart and passion fruit with a little pineapple. The finish is also tart and passion fruit. There is some residual sweetness so I’m thinking the apple is a tart dessert variety without a lot of tannins. I like it but I find I like a lot of Schilling’s ciders.