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Rood Apples – Sour Cherry Smaak 

Rood Apples – Sour Cherry Smaak 

Cider Profile:

Name: Rood Apples – Sour Cherry Smaak
Sampled April 2020

Brand: Creekside Estate Winery Inc.
Type:
Flavoured – Cherry
Location of Brewing:
Jordon, ON
ABV:
6%
Website Link:
roodaples.ca
Ingredients:
Apple juice, concentrated tart cherry juice, sugar, malic acid, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (glass)
Availability:
Creekside Estate Winery
Flavour:
Cherry
Colour:
Bright red
Carbonation:
Medium size bubbles, heavily streaming. Some foam.



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet apple with hints of tart cherry.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Mix of semi-tart cherry and semi-sweet apples. Tart cherry becomes more powerful, then dissipates.
After Taste: Apple becomes more present in the aftertaste. Becomes drier with a somewhat more gritty mouth feel in the finish – with some tart elements (both apple and cherry).
On ice: Slightly more watered down with less flavour, but not a huge difference.

Additional Notes:  Semi-tart, candied and clean, the Tart Cherry Smaak by Rood Apples reminds us of a cherry jolly rancher (but not as sugary).  Balanced between the apple and the cherry, it’s not overpowering and easy to drink.  Carbonation is pretty strong, which helps the flavours pop.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Clafeld – Fruit Cocktail Cider
More Sour – Bonnieheath – Cherry Bomb Folkin’ Hard Cider
More Dry – West Avenue – Cherriosity
More Crisp – Pommies – Red Sangria

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