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Revel – Estrella

Revel – Estrella

Cider Profile:

Name: Revel – Estrella
Sampled March 2019

Brand:  Revel Cider Co
Type:
Apple – Spanish Style Sidra
Location of Brewing:
Guelph, ON
ABV:
6.5%
Website Link:
revelcider.ca
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes 
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability:
Revel Website
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:  
Hazy pale yellow
Carbonation:
Small, semi-streaming bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Creamy and sweet apple with hits of mustiness.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity and some carbonation.  Quick, semi-sour and dry apple that is unlike the smell. Some tartness that is similar to what found in an apple peel.
After Taste:  Some elements of lemon appear. Long lingering and becomes more astringent and acidic.  Lemon peel notes is the last flavour that remains. Quite dry.
On ice: Reduced carbonation and slightly less flavour.  Not as dry in the end.

Additional Notes:  A Spanish style sidra with a Revel base, the Estrella has as blend of sweet and sour apples – with significant tannins, that finishes quite dry.  Smooth base, acidic elements and an overall deeply flavourful cider. This has a bit more of a kick to it than Spanish-produced sidra’s we have tried in Spain but a little less dry than many. The Estrella is more apple forward than some others from the brand.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Heritage Estate – Dragon’s Gold
More Sour – Hard Way – Rogue Apples
More Dry – Kings Mill – Scrumpy
More Crisp – Duxbury – Side Road

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