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Ardiel Cider House – Dry Apple

Ardiel Cider House – Dry Apple

Cider Profile:

Name:  Ardiel Cider House Dry Apple Cider
Sampled: July 2017

Brand: Georgian Hills Vineyard Inc.
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Blue Mountains, Ontario
ABV: 6%
Website Link:
Ingredients: apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 23 g/l

Size(s) available: 473 ml (can)
Availability: All year – LCBO
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Very pale yellow, almost clear
Carbonation: Very large bubbles.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Sweet apple with floral and honey tones.  Has hints of sour apples
Initial Taste: Minimal bite and very smooth. Crisp, fleshy-apple flavour. Sweet and slightly musty. Honey undertones.
After Taste: Strong apple finish. Pineapple and floral notes. Mustiness slightly remains.
On ice: Carbonation bubbles weaken and become smaller. Flavour weakens on ice. Remains a sweet, musty apple flavour.

Additional Notes: Ardiel Dry Cider is a light, easy drinking, crisp cider that would be quite refreshing on a humid day. It has many traditional apple cider elements with unique pineapple, floral and honey notes. Has characteristics of a white wine – probably due to similar techniques being used at the winery it is made at.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Stella Cider
More Sour – 
More Dry – A Tortured Path – County Cider Company
More Crisp – Pommies Cider – Farmhouse Cider

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