Product Type: Kopparberg Beer
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Kopparberg Mixed Fruit
Member Name: marshall1993
Kopparberg Mixed Fruit
Advantages: Sweet, refreshing, tasty!
Disadvantages: No apples - no good if this is an issue for you
*What is this Cider about then?*
Premium Cider Kopparberg with Mixed fruit made in sweden using soft water and fermented apples with a touch of blackcurrant and raspberry. I first came across this drink in a pub with one of my friends who had brought it. He actually raved about it and was like "taste this! Oh my days!" (It may have been the drink talking here) but I did, and I have to say, it was really nice. So following that, I decided to pop to the shop, and buy a bottle to try for myself. There was one problem, I couldn't remember the flavour my friend had given me to try, there was one that had lemon and lime in it, one with strawberries and finally a mixed fruit cider. In the end I settled for the Mixed fruit variety, if I liked it enough it wouldn't matter, and I could try the others in the future.
Apparantly, this cider has "a touch of blackcurrant and raspberry"
When you drink it you can taste the berries and the general sweet fruitiness of the drink. It is fizzy, like most ciders are.
The drink is a vibrant deep purple in appearance. The drink comes in a brown bottle, and the label has a raspberry and a blueberry on it, with Kopparberg stamped across it in golden writing. It looks a little bit like your "typical" cider bottle if that is possible.
It is sweet, but not too sickly. It actually has quite a resfrshing quality to it, and leaves a fruity tangy flavour at the back and sides of your tounge for 10 seconds or so. Which gives sort of a kick afterwards.
However I do not detect a flavour of apples, and being that this is cider, I find this quite unusual.
For those who aren't really bothered about the apples role in cider that has different flavours to it, this wont be an issue, the drink is pleasant tasting enough, and doesn't suffer due to the lack of apples. If you always want to taste the apples present, and know that it is still there, this may be a dissapointment to you, the blackcurrant and raspberry "touch" certainly takes centre stage here, and reminds me of Vimto, as I find is the case with a lot of sweet berry cider drinks.
The strength of this drink is 4.0%, so it isn't too strong if alcohol content is a worry to you, and unlike some drinks, the alcohol content doesn't dominate the taste of the drink, which for me can sometimes ruin a nice tasting drink.
It can range from £1.50 in super markets to around £2.50 in the more expensive convenience stores such as Nisa etc. On occasions you may be able to get them on offer, or for a cheaper price if you buy 2 or more.
I was pleased with this drink. After trying others and being dissapointed because the drink tasted like normal cider, it seems as though Kopparberg has gone the whole way when it comes to making this a mixed fruit cider drink. The berries etc. take the leading role here, instead of being a side taste to the Apple flavour of classic cider.
I personally don't mind that you can't really taste the apples in this. If I want a stand alone apple cider, there are plenty on the market I can buy, but this makes sure you can taste the sweetness and the tartness of the berries and each individual berry's taste does come through.
I don't drink Lager/Beer, as I really don't like the taste. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and I find this makes the perfect alternative to a lager at the pub for me, and it doesn't look too silly sitting on the table amonst the Stella Artois as well as others.
If you are very much into your classic drinks and aren't much of a fan of all of these sweet alcoholic drinks on the market, then I wouldn't bother. If you don't like beer, and/or are bored of apple cider, then give it a go!
A really impressive drink in my opinion 5 stars
Summary: A sweet and fruity alcoholic cider