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Hard Way – Rogue Apples Cider

Hard Way – Rogue Apples Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Hard Way – Rogue Apples Cider
Sampled July 2018

Brand:  The Hard Way Cider Co.
Type:  
Apple – Barrel Aged
Location of Brewing:
Bath, Ontario
ABV:
6.5%
Website Link: 
hardwaycider.com
Ingredients:
Apples, organic cane sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml Bottle
Availability: Retail Store and Kingston Farmers Market
Flavour: Apple
Colour:
Cloudy sunshine yellow
Carbonation:
Strong, frequent strong streaming bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, fleshy acidic apple. Some oak notes from barrels, somewhat earthy and musty.
Initial Taste: Bite from acidity and carbonation, dry peel sensation of musty apples.  Earthy.
After Taste: Becomes more woody and oakey in aftertaste. Long-lingering with some tartness.  Apple flavour dissipates quickly, leaving other elements on the palate.
On ice: Carnation cut, slightly thinner mouth feel.  Little difference beyond that. Earthiness more pronounced.

Additional Notes:  The Hard Way Cider Co. puts a lot of effort into their barrel aged ciders.  This earthy and semi-acidic cider has a reduced apple flavour but a lot of other characteristics such as the barrel aging woodiness, carbonation and earthiness that are showcased. Sophisticated but not extreme, you can tell this is a farm influenced cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2.5

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More Sweet – Duxbury Side Road Cider
More Sour – Spirit Tree Draught Cider
More Dry – 401 Cider – Sparkling Oaked Cider
More Crisp – Great Cider – Nice and Dry

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