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Collective Arts – Local Press

Collective Arts – Local Press

Cider Profile

Name: Local Press
Sampled October 2016      

Brand: Collective Arts Cider
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Hamilton, Ontario
ABV: 5.6%
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Ingredients: Ontario apples (Northern Spy, Ida Red, Spartan), sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 12 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (tall can)
Availability: All year – currently at Ontario grocery stores, select LCBOs.
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Cloudy golden yellow
Carbonation: Large carbonation bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Very crisp and sweet apple smells. Hints of pear and golden delicious apples.
Initial Taste: Medium bite with tartness. Earthy, musty and slightly acidic. Strong apple peel flavour.
After Taste: Flavour goes flat quickly. Earthy apple flavours remain in the back of the mouth. Apple juice finish.
On ice: Similar carbonation levels. More tart and dry on ice, with less sweet flavours.

Additional Notes: There is a significant difference in flavour between consuming on ice and not – it is more crisp without ice while much more dry on ice. Local Press Craft Cider features a nice medley of flavours from more commonly known eating-type apples; however, this cider does not have a strong presence of tannins and depth like many other craft ciders do. It is very consumer friendly.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 1.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –Ardiel Dry Cider
More Sour – Brickworks Batch 1904
More Dry – County – A Tortured Path
More Crisp – No Boats on Sunday

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