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County Cider – Blood Orange

County Cider – Blood Orange

Cider Profile:

Name: County Blood Orange Cider
Sampled August 2016

Brand: County Cider Co.
Type: Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Picton, Ontario
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link: https://www.countycider.com/
Ingredients: Cider, Natural blood orange flavour, contains sulfites.
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 40g/L

Size(s) available: 500ml (glass bottle)
Availability: At Cidery and Online Store
Flavour: Blood Orange
Colour: Bright orange/pink hue
Carbonation: Some carbonation and foam that somewhat dissipates quickly

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Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium level aromas, slightly musty, very sweet and fruity
Initial Taste: Strong bite and tartness. Some astringency and earthy tones. Prominent blood orange flavour that provides some bitterness from the acidity.
After Taste: Orange flavour becomes more smooth and sweet, with notes of creaminess appearing. Bitterness and tartness disappears quickly.
On ice: Less carbonation. Takes away a lot of the bite, as well as the bitter and earthy/musty tones. Blood orange flavour remains the same but sweet tones more prominent.

Additional Notes: A very unique cider as blood orange is not a frequently featured flavour. It is very fruity and very easy to drink. The aftertaste reminds us slightly of an orange creamsicle.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4.5

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