401 Cider Company – Orchard Blend
Name: 401 Brewery Orchard Blend Cider
Sampled October 2016
|Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Type: Flavoured – Mixed Fruit
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
Website Link: www.401cidercompany.com
Ingredients: Fermented apple, pear and cranberry juice, sugar, sulphites, natural flavour, potassium sorbate, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 341mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium apple and peach aromas. Sweet, malty and fruity notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite with slight tingle from carbonation. Starts of sweet with fruity notes. Some peach and cranberry flavours.
After Taste: Finishes with apple cider flavour characteristics. Slightly tart and malty tasting. Some pear flavour notes. Short lived flavour profile with a dry end.
On ice: Ice cuts the carbonation and the sour and sweet notes. Flavour is weakened but becomes smoother to consume.
Additional Notes: True to its name, this Orchard Blend cider is a flavourful mix of both traditional apple flavours and various other orchard fruits like cranberries, pears and peaches. This 401 Brewery Cider has a complex composure of flavours that makes it quiet unique to other flavoured Ontario ciders available.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5