The Cider Crate

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

Next recommendations:
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

Links to Other Stories
Links to Pairings
Links to Cocktails
Links to Comparisons

 

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

proximmity.com has expired

AXC Domain Registry

proximmity.com has expired

Because of this, the existing content of your website is not showing. If you are the registrant of this domain name and want to continue the use of your website, please contact the company where you registered this domain name to renew it.

If you do not renew this domain name, it will eventually become available for registration by anyone.

AXC Domain Registry