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Cid – Houblonné

Cid – Houblonné

Cider Profile:

Name:  Cid – Houblonné
Sampled October 2017

Brand:  Cidrerie Milton 
Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing:
Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, PQ
Website Link:
Apples (McIntosh, Spartan), hops (chinook, cascade, willamette), yeast, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml (bottle)
Availability: SAQ (Quebec)
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Light, translucent sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Fine streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium hopped smell, close to a lager style beer.
Initial Taste: Minimum bite, smooth lager beer-style taste with semi-sour but sweet cooking apples. Some sweet pear notes and hints of lemon
After Taste: More tangy. Semi-dry with a longer beer-style aftertaste from the hops.  Contains some tangy and musty fleshy apples with a herbal finish.
On ice: Carbonation and flavour is cut dramatically. Much more smooth and more beer like.

Additional Notes: While this cider is not a lager beer, it sure smells and mildly tastes like it.  Cid’s Houblonné Cider has a very unique taste that combines many elements of a Quebec-style cider with a traditional lager.  You could easily fool a friend into thinking it was a unique and odd beer.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Hopped Cider
More Sour – Milton Star Api-hop
More Dry – Spirit Tree Apple Lager Cider
More Crisp – 

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