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Brickworks – Spritz Hibiscus Lime

Brickworks – Spritz Hibiscus Lime

Cider Profile:

Name:   Brickworks – Spritz Hibiscus Lime
Sampled May 2020

Brand: Brickworks Ciderhouse
Type:
Flavoured – Hibiscus and Lime
Location of Brewing: Toronto, ON
ABV:
4%
Website Link:
theciderhouse.ca
Ingredients:  
Cider, carbonated water, hibiscus, lime zest
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 2g/L (LCBO) / 0g (Can)

Size(s) available: 473mL (Can)
Availability:
LCBO and Brickworks Ciderhouse
Flavour:
Hibiscus and Lime
Colour:
Deep ruby red
Carbonation:
Appears almost still. Very infrequently streaming bubbles




Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Tangy lime zest with some floral hibiscus. Slightly woody/dank/earthy.
Initial Taste: Medium sensation from carbonation that is tonic-like 0- including taste. Quick, deep hibiscus flavour. Tangy lime zest and some crisp apples.
After Taste: Deep floral, bouquet hibiscus flavour continues the same. Tonic notes amplify and end on those. Mild lime zest lingers but overall not long lingering.
On ice: Thinner mouth-feel and less carbonation. Reduced lime tanginess, apple crispness, and hibiscus grittiness.

Additional Notes: The Brickworks Hibiscus and Lime Spritzer, while it has apple cider in the drink, is really not a cider. From the start, it has that tonic spritzer base that you can taste and feel, and it also ends strongly that way. The drink has a very earthy, natural hibiscus flavour so if you don’t like hibiscus in other drinks like tea, you will not like this. The lime zest adds a unique zippy, tangy character that lights up the natural tonic and hibiscus flavours. Fits well into the emerging category of hard seltzers, with a more fruit-based, juice-like twist.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Reinhart – Strawberry Hibiscus Cider
More Sour – Clafeld – Rose Hip Cider
More Dry – Hard Way – Ramboozle
More Crisp – Eden Grove – Hibiscus Blossom

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