401 Cider Company – Black Currant
Name: 401 Brewery Black Currant Cider
Sampled September 2016
|Brand: 401 Brewery
Type: Flavoured – Black Currant
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
Website Link: www.401cidercompany.com/
Ingredients: Fermented apple and cranberry juice, sugar, sulphites, natural flavour, caramel colour, potassium sorbate.
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 341m/L (glass bottles)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Mild smell of apples and currants. Slightly acidic smelling.
Initial Taste: Extremely tart and sour. Has a sharp bite and pucker. Strong black currant taste.
After Taste: Remains sour for a long time. Dark berry flavours develop (cranberry, blackberry, raspberry) along with the black currant flavours.
On ice: Same carbonation. Currant flavour isn’t as strong. Not as tart and puckering over ice.
Additional Notes: As this black currant cider is very tart and sour, we recommend drinking it on ice to make the beverage smoother to consume. This cider has one of the longest lingering aftertaste we’ve experienced. It is slightly syrupy in taste and feel, but a lot of the flavour is overpowered by the sour and tart sensations.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 5
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4.5
More Sweet – Ernest Rubee
More Sour –
More Dry – Shiny Pinot Noir
More Crisp – Strongbow Dark Fruits