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Heritage Estate – Dragon’s Gold

Heritage Estate – Dragon’s Gold

Cider Profile:

Name:  Heritage Estate – Dragon’s Gold
Sampled October 2017

Brand: Heritage Estate
Location of Brewing:  
Barrie, Ontario
Website Link:
Cider, Sulphates
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 31 g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml Can
Select LCBO stores. Heritage Estates’ retail store. Select farmers markets.
Flavour: Apple
Golden yellow
Big bubbles, semi-streaming.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild-medium sweet apple with hints of white wine. Some citrus notes.
Initial Taste: Mild-medium bite. Sweet apples with tangy notes.
After Taste: Becomes slightly sweeter, but with more of an acidic aftertaste. Pretty long lingering flavours and smooth finish.  More of an apple peel flavour.
On ice: Bite is cut and is smoother on ice. Less tang and ‘edge’.

Additional Notes:  Dragon’s Gold is what you would call a clean, simple apple cider.  It is a simple, traditional cider that has complex elements – making it sophisticated in nature but still easy to drink.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest Dry Cider
More Sour – Forbidden Artisanal Cider
More Dry – County Apple Cider
More Crisp – Reinharts Red Apple Cider 

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