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Caple Rd – Blend No 3

Caple Rd – Blend No 3

Apple Drink Profile:

Name:  Caple Rd Blend No 3 Cider
Sampled : June 2017

Brand: H. Weston & Sons Ltd.
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Ledbury, England
ABV: 5.2%
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Ingredients: Fresh pressed, not from concentrate apple juice, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 27g/L

Size(s) available: 500mL can
Availability: All year – LCBO
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Pale Yellow
Carbonation: Substantial fine bubbles that surrounds the edges of the glass


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, musty apple and pear aromas. Sour notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Musty and earthy notes quickly develop. Very tart. Strong oak flavours from maturation process. Mature apple flavour notes.
After Taste: Becomes smoother and sweeter. Slightly syrupy taste and sensation on the pallet that lingers. Dry finish.
On ice: Bite is reduced on ice with more foam on the top. Oak and apple notes remain the same but less sweet.

Additional Notes: Caple Rd Cider is a prime example of a UK cider export. With a unique flavour journey, it goes from tart to sweet, changing greatly from start to finish. This is a thick cider that is heavy in the mouth and it leaves a syrupy residue. Very dry overall.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ardiel Dry Cider
More Sour – 
More Dry – County Cider – A Tortured Path
More Crisp – Reinharts Red Apple Light Cider

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