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Pommies – Cranberry

Pommies – Cranberry

Cider Profile:

Name:  Pommies Cranberry Cider
Sampled November 2017

Brand: Pommies Cider Co.
Type:
Flavoured – Cranberry
Location of Brewing:
Caledon, ON
ABV:
5.5%
Website Link:
pommies.com
Ingredients:
Ontario apple juice, Ontario cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 33 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Availability:
Limited – seasonal at LCBO and select bars
Flavour:
Cranberry
Colour:
Translucent peach – with orange and red hues
Carbonation:
Small, very infrequent streaming bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild tart cranberry with musty notes
Initial Taste: Mild bite from acidity. Tart and sour apple flavours with a strong earthiness and nuttiness from the nutmeg and spices.
After Taste: Cranberry comes through with staying tart apple flavours. Nuttiness and spices lingers a long time. Dry finish.
On ice: Carbonation slightly reduced. Flavour remains mostly the same.

Additional Notes: Pommies’ Cranberry Cider is a very unique cider that may not be what you think it will be like. It is more like a cider cocktail with the light cranberry presence and very noticeable spice profile than a cider with cranberry juice added. It smells more musty than it is so don’t let the smell deceive you.  It is tart, rich and decadent – very festive for the holidays.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Thornbury Spiced Apple Cider
More Sour – 401 Cider Cranberry Apple
More Dry – Shiny Pinot Noir
More Crisp – Ernest Winter’s Blush

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