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Great Organic Cider – Cranberry

Great Organic Cider – Cranberry

Cider Profile:

Name:  Great Organic Cider – Cranberry Cider
Sampled May 2018

Brand: The Great Canadian Cider Company
Flavoured – Cranberry
Location of Brewing:
Collingwood, ON
Website Link:
Organic cider, organic cranberry
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 25g/L

Size(s) available: 471mL (cans), 750mL (bottles)
At select bars and the LCBO soon!
Salmon pink with some rusty hues
A lot of tiny, streaming carbonation bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, clean, cranberry soda-like aroma with mild sweet apples notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation but very smooth from the start.  Light, tart cranberry flavour – amongst a medley of fresh, fleshy apple flavours. Some earthy hints.
After Taste: Apple flavours continue and linger awhile. Cranberry becomes stronger, building in intensity for a bit. Somewhat tangy, semi-dry finish.
On ice: Ice cuts the carbonation and makes the taste and mouth feel thinner.

Additional Notes: Great Cider’s Cranberry Cider starts with apples being the first detectable flavours; and cranberry being more in the backend of the cider drinking experience. There is a nice medley of apple varieties noticeable – with the sweet, fleshy, tangy and sour notes nicely matched and balanced amongst each other. The cranberry flavour is tart and sweet but not overpowering on the palate. A very fruit-forward cider, it is sweet and refreshing but not sugary.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Pommies Cranberry Cider
More Sour – County Cider Co – Feral Cider
More Dry – 401 Cider – Cranberry Apple
More Crisp – Pommies Cranberry Cider

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