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Forbidden Artisanal Cider

Forbidden Artisanal Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Forbidden Artisanal Cider
Sampled August 2016

Brand: Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Annan, Ontario
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 31 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (cans)
Availability: All year – LCBO, select bars, online, retail shop
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Pale golden yellow
Carbonation: Mild carbonation



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong acidic smell with earthy and musty tones. Apple peel notes.
Initial Taste: Tart and sour. Very dry and bitter. Astringent, musty and earthy in flavour.
After Taste: Long-lingering bitter notes. Lemon peel and raw citrus flavour notes and feel with a semi-dry finish
On ice: Carbonation is weaker and watered-down. Milder tasting on ice – sweet flavours develop and it makes the beverage smoother to consume.

Additional Notes: Forbidden is an apple cider that features the flavours of the production and fermentation processes more than the apples it is made with – as the cider is quite astringent, bitter, musty and earthy. A very old-world and primitive tasting semi-dry style cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 4
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –Ernest Dry Cider
More Sour –
More Dry – KW Craft Cider
More Crisp – 

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