Old Mout Cherries & Berries

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A review of Old Mout Cherries & Berries

ABV: 0%
Calories per bottle: 190 (38 per 100ml)
Score: 3 out of 5

The story of Old Mout cider began in New Zealand’s Moutere Valley – hence the name – way back in 1947. But it’s only in the last few years that they’ve really taken the UK drinks market by storm, finding their way into pubs and shops across the land. They still trade heavily on their Southern Hemisphere roots, although the cider now seems to be made in by Bulmers in Herefordshire (where many great ciders have been born) and is owned by the Dutch brewers Heineken.

This new Cherries & Berries cider sits alongside the Old Mout range of 4% ABV ciders: Strawberry & Pomegranate, Kiwi & Lime, Passionfruit & Apple, and Summer Berries. So, how does this one, at 0%, measure up?

Well, it looks great. The label has warm, deep colours, with some enticing fruit, and a cute kiwi. As for the taste, it’s sweet – very sweet. Although it’s loaded with apples and all sorts of other natural fruit juices, the first two ingredients listed on the can are water and sugar.

That said, Old Mout’s alcoholic ciders are renowned for their sweetness. If you’re a cider traditionalist, you probably already know you don’t like them. On the other hand, if you’re one of the many people who’ve helped make fruit cider brands such big sellers in the last few years, and you’re looking to drink a bit less alcohol, this new alcohol-free Cherries & Berries may be perfect for you. We compared alcohol-free Cherries & Berries with the 4% Old Mout cider of the same flavour, and they are very similar drinks.