The Cider Crate

Duntroon – Standing Rock

Duntroon – Standing Rock

Cider Profile:

Name:  Duntroon Standing Rock Apple Cyder
Sampled January 2019

Brand: Duntroon Cyder House
Type:
Apple – Off-dry
Location of Brewing:
Duntroon, ON
ABV:
4.3%
Website Link:
duntrooncyderhouse.com
Ingredients:
Apples
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 22g/L

Size(s) available: 471mL (can)
Availability:
LCBO
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Bright golden yellow
Carbonation:
Small streaming bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Earthiness and mustiness among the sweet apple notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity. Astringent, earthy and light oak/wood notes. Medley of apple flavours that included heritage and dessert variety flavours. Tannins tingle the mouth. Honey notes.
After Taste: Apples flavour continue and become stronger. Becomes more tangy with some lingering tannins. Semi-dry finish.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced, as well as significant flavour.

Additional Notes: Duntroon’s Standing Rock is a very approachable, middle-of-the-road cider, that we feel would satisfy both new, more ‘commercially-oriented’ cider fans; as well as more experienced cider fans who like it dry and astringent. This is a very apple-forward cider that features a lot of additional flavour notes to make it a solidly sophisticated and well-rounded offering.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks – Queen Street 501
More Sour –  KW Craft – Dry Cider
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Draught Cider
More Crisp – Pommies Original Cider

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