Some days I enjoy this cider more than others. I can pickup a funky smell sometimes but I’ve never noticed it in the taste. I think it is esters from the yeast. I think the blood orange nicely balances the sweetness by adding some acid and bitterness that is needed. If it wasn’t for that smell, I’d buy it more often and rate it higher.
There was a thick sludge at the bottom of my bottle. I like unfiltered ciders like Downeast and maybe I just got a bad bottle, but the amount of “stuff” in the drink grossed me out. I couldn’t drink it.