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County Cider – Feral

County Cider – Feral

Cider Profile:

Name:  County Feral Cider­
Sampled August 2017

Brand: County Cider Co
Type: Flavoured – Cranberry and Raspberry
Location of Brewing: Picton, Ontario
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link: countycider.com
Ingredients: Cider, natural cranberry and raspberry flavour, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottles)
Availability: At retail store and online
Flavour: Cranberry and Raspberry
Colour: Deep red
Carbonation: Tiny carbonation bubbles with slight foam

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong tart raspberry and cranberry smells with vanilla and apple notes. Slightly acidic.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from the fizz and tartness. Raspberry and cranberry flavours quickly obvious. Somewhat astringent.
After Taste: Becomes gradually sweeter. Cranberry becomes more prominent with apple flavours developing more. Sweet, candy-like flavour and sensation that lingers on the palate. Vanilla undertones. Semi-dry finish.
On Ice: Ice cuts the carbonation and bite significantly. Becomes smoother overall with the tartness reduced. Flavour stays mostly similar.

Additional Notes: County Feral Cider is a complex drink with a lot of depth from the sweet, sour and fruity layers interacting with each other. It is quite flavourful and a very unique cider – we can’t recall tasting anything like this (especially cider-wise)

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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