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Duxbury – English Scrumpy

Duxbury – English Scrumpy

Cider Profile:

Name:  Duxbury – English Scrumpy
Sampled April 2020

Brand: Duxbury Cider Co.
Type:
Apple – Scrumpy
Location of Brewing: Meaford, ON
ABV:
8.5%
Website Link:
theduxburyciderco.ca
Ingredients:  
Ontario apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473mL (Can)
Availability:
Limited – better beverage bars
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Cloudy, straw yellow.
Carbonation:
Small, frequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:


Smell: Strong aroma. Funky, earthy sulphur notes. Heritage apples. Astringency and must.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Quick apple flavour with many elements, that includes sweet, earthy, bitter aspects. Somewhat pungent.
After Taste: Apple flavours continue and becomes dry. Smooth, creamy finish. Some fermentation elements noticeable, as with most scrumpys.
On ice: Carbonation reduced; along with a reduction in apple notes, and harsh elements.

Additional Notes: This barrel-fermented scrumpy from Duxbury is stellar proof on why they are some of the most authentic traditional method cidermakers in Ontario. Rooted in history, it is rustic, old-world, rudimentary tasting, with a lot of depth of the elements and flavours. Apple forward, it is creamy, musty and earthy; indeed ending very dry and smooth. Very close to its British counterparts.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Bonnieheath Folk’n Hard – Fresh Apple Cider
More Sour – Heritage Estate – Dragon’s Gold
More Dry – Kings Mill – Scrumpy
More Crisp – Ardiel – Dry Apple Cider

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