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Broken Barrel – Wine & Cider Berry

Broken Barrel – Wine & Cider Berry

Cider Profile:

Name: Broken Barrel – Wine & Cider Berry
Sampled December 2017

Brand: Broken Barrel (Mastronald Estate Winery)
Type:
Wine Beverage
Location of Brewing:
Kingsville, ON
ABV:
6.5%
Website Link:
mastronardiwines.com
Ingredients:
Red wine, cider, raspberry juice, sugar, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sulphates, natural flavour
Gluten Free:
Unknown
Sugar Content: 79 g/LSize(s) available: 750ml Bottle
Availability:
LCBO
Flavour:
Red Wine – Berry
Colour:
Raspberry red
Carbonation:
small bubbles on side, not streaming. Note quite still but low.
 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: medium raspberry juice with mild sour apple and red wine
Initial Taste: light bite, quick and strong sweet candied raspberry flavour with a touch of sour apple
After Taste: Raspberry becomes a little tarter, sweet apple becomes noticeable, along with some elements of a light red wine.  Semi-dry finish with sugary residue, it has the body closer to a white then a red wine.
On ice: Becomes thinner, more candied less carbonation.

Additional Notes:  A mixed cider that tastes like it looks, it’s more a raspberry cocktail then a cider or red wine.  Sweet and sugary but with a dry finish, fans of coolers and flavoured wines may enjoy this drink. If you’re looking for a classic cider or red wine taste, look elsewhere.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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