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Empire Cider – Midnight Run

Empire Cider – Midnight Run

Cider Profile:

Name:  Empire Cider – Midnight Run
Sampled March 2017

Brand: Empire Cider Co.
Type: Apple
Location of Brewing: Codrington, Ontario
ABV: 6%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Ontario apples, honey
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: Unknown

Size(s) available: 650mL bottles
Availability: At retail store and select bars (including Her Fathers Cider Bar).
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Light yellow
Carbonation: Very carbonated


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, sweet apple smell. Musty and slightly astringent aromas.
Initial Taste: Sweet bite. Bitter, musty and earthy notes noticeably build and decrease. Strong apple flavours with lemon hints.
After Taste: Becomes slightly sour and tangy feeling. Finishes with both sweet apple flavours and bitter, astringent fermentation notes.
On ice: Similar carbonation levels. Ice slightly cuts the bite of the cider, making the cider somewhat more smooth to consume. Becomes sweeter and more astringent tasting.

Additional Notes: Midnight Run is an unapologetically craft cider that has a strong traditional apple presence, that isn’t afraid to feature the flavours of the barreling and fermentation process. It is a very smooth cider to consume overall, that is both simple and straightforward to drink; yet complex with many different notes detected on the pallet.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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