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County Cider – Apple

County Cider – Apple

Cider Profile:

Name:  County Apple Cider
Sampled July 2017

Brand: County Cider Co
Location of Brewing: Picton, On
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 25 g/L

Size(s) available: 500mL (glass bottle)
All year – LCBO, grocery stores, retail store
Golden yellow
Medium and large bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium to strong crisp apple smell. Some mustiness.
Initial Taste: Strong bite but smooth. Single-apple flavour. Musty, bitter and earthy from fermentation process.
After Taste: Tangy apple flavour comes through. Becomes sweeter. Smooth, musty apple finish.
On ice: Carbonation and bite cut on ice significantly. Slightly more bitter-tasting on ice.

Additional Notes: County Apple Cider is the pinnacle of Ontario Craft hard ciders. A very rustic, old-world inspired musty cider, it fearlessly features the flavours from the fermentation process. County Apple is used as a base for their flavoured ciders, so to truly appreciate those, it is best to understand and appreciate the taste and characteristics of this apple cider first.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest Dry Cider
More Sour – KW Craft Cider
More Dry – County Cider – A Tortured Path
More Crisp – Flying Canoe Hard Cider

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