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A Note on This Beer
How much do fans in Vermont like today’s Tulsi Cider? One of Citizen Cider’s regulars actually named their dog after it. Another named their CHILD Tulsi.
Compliments don’t get much bigger than that!
Before trying this herbaceas brew, I’d never even heard the word. Turns out, it comes from tulsi basil: a distinct variety that’s similar to the basil on your spice rack, but with a stronger, more complex flavor. Chew a piece of tulsi, and you’ll discover notes of clove, lemon zest, and peppermint!
For Tulsi Cider, the crew at Citizen uses a truckload of this unusual herb, locally-grown right in their hometown of Burlington. The zesty notes of the basil beautifully compliment the bright, crisp flavors from regionally-sourced apples — and unlike most cideries, Citizen presses whole apples on-site, so the flavors are as fresh as they can be!
Put it all together, and you have a refreshing, intricate, and absurdly drinkable sip that’s practically guaranteed to make any Cider fan smile. It even earned a Silver Medal at GLINTCAP — the nation’s premier cider competition!
It might even inspire you to name your next kid Tulsi. Or at least your next dog.
Readers of Seven Days Vermont have named Citizen the state’s Best Hard Cidery every year for 7 consecutive years!