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Farmgate – Bee Squared

Farmgate – Bee Squared

Cider Profile:

Name:  Farmgate – Bee Squared
Sampled May 2020

Brand:  Farmgate Cider Company
Type:
Apple – Honey Infused
Location of Brewing:
Arnprior, ON
ABV:
7%
Website Link:
farmgatecider.ca
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 375mL (Bottle)
Availability:
Farmgate Online Store and select Ottawa area Farmers Markets
Flavour:  
Apple & Honey
Colour:  
Translucent, golden honey.
Carbonation:
A few small, spare bubbles.



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Semi-strong aroma. Sweet pulpy fresh apples with a hint of honey.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Some pulpy dessert apples with a bit of wood-like notes.
After Taste: As apple dissipates it becomes less sweet and earthier in nature.  Honey is natural and light.
On ice: Flavour and carbonation reduced.  Honey is lighter tasting/feeling and overall is more crisp.

Additional Notes:  The Bee Squared from Farmgate is light and easy to consume, even at 7%. The honey is smooth and well balanced, and not heavy like meads can be. Initial taste is simpler, with the aftertaste becoming more complex and rudimentary, and overall more natural tasting. Becomes more sour/tart as it warms.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest – Dry Cider
More Sour – Clafeld – Oh Beehave
More Dry – Loch Mor Cider – Untamed
More Crisp – Flying Canoe – Hard Cider

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