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Coastliner Craft Cider – Maritime to the Core

Coastliner Craft Cider – Maritime to the Core

Cider Profile:

Name: Coastliner Craft Cider Maritime to the Core
Sampled January 2018

Brand:  Red Rover Brewing Company Limited
Type:
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing:
Fredrecton, NB
ABV:
5.4%
Website Link:
redroverbrew.com
Ingredients:
100% cold pressed apple juice, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355mL (Bottle)
Availability:
New Brunswick Liqour Stores
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Pale-yellow
Carbonation:
Small, frequent streaming bubbles. No foam

 


Cider Crate Notes

Smell: Light, sweet musty apple aroma – more peel then flesh.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Strong acidic presence. Light, tangy, dry apple present with most of the flavour coming from the fermentation process.
After Taste: Becomes more dry as time passes, with some increased juicy apple notes. Some metallic elements in the aftertaste.
On ice:  Carbonation is cut with slight reduction in fermentation process flavours noticable.  Aftertaste dissipates quicker.

Additional Notes:  A semi-dry, musty cider – with a strong presence of the fermentation process – makes this cider lean towards the craftier side of the scale.  Simple, with a very natural apple flavour and strong acidic elements, the Coastline Craft Cider has similar characteristics to its Atlantic brethren.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – No Boats on Sunday
More Sour – Pommies Farmhouse
More Dry – Spirit Tree Draught
More Crisp – Ship Builders Cider

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