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Duxbury – Sideroad

Duxbury – Sideroad

Cider Profile:

Name: Duxbury Cider Co –  Original Sideroad Dry Cider
Sampled May 2017

Brand: Duxbury Cider Co
Type: Apple
Location of Brewing: Meaford, ON
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link: theduxburyciderco.ca
Ingredients: Ontario Apples, Sulphites
Gluten Free: yes
Sugar Content: 23 g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml
Availability: LCBO
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Heavy carbonation, lots of foam. Visible carbonation cut on ice dramatically. 

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Mild but has a rustic and earthy single-apple smell.
Initial Taste:  Medium bite with some bitter notes quickly noticeable. Single apple flavour. Musty and earthy. A  complex blend of sweet and sour flavours.
After Taste: Becomes more tart on the pallet.  Remains a bit sweet but never sugary. Progresses to be more dry in the mouth.
On ice: Has very little smell on-ice. Colour changes from clear to murky-yellow.  Much more earthy and musty on ice. Stronger apple taste without ice, but on ice it has more fermentation process notes detectable and less apple flavour

Additional Notes:  Sideroad Dry Cider accomplishes its goal of being a rustic, countryside cider – making you imagine you are drinking it in a rural, dusty area.  With many traditional and old-world flavours, you can taste the quality of the apples and processes used to craft this cider. This cider has one of the biggest changes in appearance and taste between on and off ice we’ve noticed thus far.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –Brickworks 1904 Cider
More Sour – 
More Dry – County Cider Tortured Path
More Crisp – 

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