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Milton Star Api-Hop

Milton Star Api-Hop

Cider Profile:

Name:  Milton Star Api-Hop
Sampled October 2017

Brand: Vergers de la Colline
Type:
Apple – hopped
Location of Brewing: Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, Quebec
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link: vergersdelacolline.com
Ingredients: Apples (Spartan & McIntosh),  hops (cascade, citra, chinook, sugar, yeast
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottles)
Availability:
Quebec – Select SAQ stores
Flavour:
Hopped
Colour:
Cloudy yellow with orange hues
Carbonation:
Mix of fine streaming bubbles with random larger bubbles that don’t move. Some sediment. Mild foam from carbonation.

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium smell. Strong hop aroma with apple notes secondary
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Hop flavours and sensation quickly noticeable. Some orange, grapefruit and citrus notes.
After Taste: Fleshy and creamy apple flavours noticeable. Some bitter, pine notes from the hops remain. Has a crisp finish but not a long lingering taste.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced. Hops are reduced but apple flavours mostly remain.

Additional Notes: Milton Star Api-Hop is more of hopped beverage than a cider as they are more prominent tasting than apple flavours. We recommend you don’t drink this cider on ice, as it significantly cuts a lot of the flavour and essence of it. Is a sulphite and preservative free cider.

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

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More Sweet – Coffin Ridge Forbidden Hopped Cider
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More Dry – Spirit Tree Hopped Cider
More Crisp – CID Houblonné

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