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Reinhart’s – Strawberry Hibiscus  

Reinhart’s – Strawberry Hibiscus  

Cider Profile:

Name: Reinhart’s – Strawberry Hibiscus
Sampled June 2020

Brand:  Reinhart’s Foods Ltd
Type:
Flavoured – Strawberry and Hibiscus
Location of Brewing:
Stayner, ON
ABV:
5%
Website Link:
reinhartscider.ca
Ingredients
: Fresh pressed apple juice, strawberry concentrate, natural flavours, hibiscus, sulphites
Gluten Free
: N/A
Sugar Content: 18g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (Can)
Availability:
LCBO 
Flavour:
Strawberry
Colour:  
Transparent, dark ruby-red
Carbonation:
Medium, very infrequently streaming bubbles



 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet dessert apples blended evenly with muddled strawberries.
Initial Taste: Slight bite from acidity, rather smooth and creamy apple with some tangy and acetic strawberry.  Has some floral hibiscus notes but not overpowering.
After Taste: Apple flavour reduces and becomes more of a fresh and creamy strawberry. Become drier, and does not linger too long on the palate.
On ice: Reduced carbonation, tanginess and less juicy.

Additional Notes:  The Strawberry Hibiscus by Reinhart’s is an interesting blend of dessert apples with some acetic and muddled Strawberries to start.  It finishes cleaner than it starts, and has almost a strawberry tart element to it.  Fresh but not over-ripe strawberries with minimal hibiscus, it has a lot of forward flavour.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Eden Grove – Hibiscus Blossom
More Sour – Brickworks – Spritz Hibiscus Lime
More Dry – Clafeld – Rose Hip Cider
More Crisp – Heritage Estates – Eden’s Apple Strawberry

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