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Brickworks – Mint and Basil

Brickworks – Mint and Basil

Cider Profile:

Name:  Brickworks Mint and Basil (Ciderhouse Series #1)
Sampled July 2017

Brand: Brickworks Ciderhouse
Flavoured – Herbed
Location of Brewing: Toronto, ON
ABV: 6.5%
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Ingredients: Cider, mint, basil, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 17 g/L

Size(s) available: 750mL Bottle
Limited – seasonal.  LCBO and various grocery stores
Mint and Basil
Bright yellow
Tiny, semi-streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong basil aroma with mint notes
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation but smooth. Quick flavours from both basil and mint. Earthy yet sweet.
After Taste: Flavour becomes more floral in essence. Mint flavour lingers long with a subtle apple flavour appearing after the herb notes weaken. Slight tingle of the tongue from the mint.
On ice: Bite is reduced on ice. Little apple flavours, mostly just the herbs.

Additional Notes: This mint and basil herbed cider from Brickworks is nothing short of unique. From the first aroma, it smells like you are walking through a fresh garden. With a strong herb presence, this very daring cider works out well and is quite refreshing. The menthol action from the mint will leave you relaxed and ‘cooled’. It is well-balanced overall – not too earthy or bitter from the herbs, yet also not too sweet from the apples.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
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