401 Cider Company – Craft Apple
Name: 401 Brewery Craft Apple Cider
Sampled March 2016
|Brand: 401 Brewery
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
Website Link: thebigapple.ca
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, sugar, sulphites, potassium sorbate, caramel colour
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 341mL (glass bottles)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong acidic smell
Initial Taste: Tart, very astringent. Bitter bite. Reminiscent of flavours found in apple skins. Trace of lemon flavours.
After Taste: Musty but loses flavour quickly. Dry taste and feel. Hints of sour apples such as Granny Smith.
On ice: Bigger carbonation bubbles – more sparkling flavour and feel on ice. More acidic tasting but other flavours become quite watered down in comparison.
Additional Notes: A classic English-inspired dry cider that could be a great alternative to a white wine. A very traditional and textbook cider that’s true-to-its-name.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 4
Fruity – 1
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