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401 Cider Company – Craft Apple

401 Cider Company – Craft Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: 401 Brewery Craft Apple Cider
Sampled March 2016

Brand: 401 Brewery
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
ABV: 6.5%
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)
Availability: 401 Brewery (located in The Big Apple)
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Pale yellow
Carbonation: Very small, quickly streaming bubbles

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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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest Dry Cider
More Sour – Clafeld Smashed Apple Cider
More Dry – County Apple Cider
More Crisp – Flying Canoe Hard Cider

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