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401 Cider Company – Orchard Blend

401 Cider Company – Orchard Blend

Cider Profile:

Name:  401 Brewery Orchard Blend Cider
Sampled October 2016

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Type: Flavoured – Mixed Fruit
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
ABV: 5.5%
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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)
Availability: All year – Retail store and online
Flavour: Cranberry
Colour: Pale pink with orange hues
Carbonation: Large carbonation bubbles with mild foam


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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –Brickworks Stadium Island Peach
More Sour – 
More Dry – Ernest Rubee
More Crisp –

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