Posted: Sep 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM
(Last Updated: Oct 05, 2012 at 11:20 AM)
Of the three kombucha flavors that we sampled from Urban Farm Fermentory, the ElderFlower (sic) variety might just be our favorite. The floral flavor of elderflower provides a nice complement to the light vinegar flavor that comes from the kombucha. Otherwise, there’s a mild amount of sweetness to this drink and a slight amount of carbonation. All in all, it’s a complex, but very enjoyable flavor -- especially when compared to other kombuchas that we’ve sampled. On the packaging front, we like the squat 500ml (about 17 ounces) bottle. It’s labeled as an alcoholic beverage (at 1.5%), so there’s no ingredient list or nutrition panel on the product. It’s hard to say if that’s a benefit or something that will work against the product. Aesthetically speaking, they’ve succeeded in creating a label that feels like a small batch product. However, the choice of colors, such as the white for the text, wasn’t the best when it comes to making this easy to read. Simply making the text black and using an accent color that isn’t so close to the color of the liquid would be a nice way to improve the product. Overall, Urban Farm Fermentory’s ElderFlower variety is a nice entry into the kombucha category.