401 Cider Company – The Gatsby
Name: 401 Cider The Gatsby
Sampled August 2017
|Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Location of Brewing: Colborne, On
Website Link: 401cidercompany.com
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, cocoa powder, sugar, natural flavour, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free: Unsure
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750 mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong smell of dark chocolate – with musty apple aromas.
Initial Taste: Mild bite. Quick dark chocolate flavour that has bitter notes. Some sour apple tastes.
After Taste: Chocolate becomes more creamy – that lingers for a long time. Apple flavours remain, become sweeter. Semi-dry finish from both chocolate and the apples.
On ice: Carbonation is cut. Chocolate is less creamy, apple flavours more prevalent.
Additional Notes: The Gatsby is an incredibly unique cider that boldly features dark chocolate flavour from the added Donini chocolate. It is well-balanced and is executed very well as chocolate is a risky ingredient. This cider features the depth of good quality chocolate – without compromising being a cider, featuring a lot of layers of apple flavours. It is full-bodied and would be perfect dessert cider… or a good aphrodisiac to impress your partner.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3
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