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Sea Cider – Rumrunner

Sea Cider – Rumrunner

Cider Profile:

Name: Sea Cider – Rumrunner
Sampled December 2017

Brand: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Type: 
Apple – Barrel-aged
Location of Brewing:
Sydney, BC
ABV:
12.5%
Website Link:
seacider.ca
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Availability:
BC and Alberta
Flavour:
Apple and rum
Colour:
Rustic red with orange hues
Carbonation:
Small very-streaming bubbles,

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong mature apples, musty and malty smell of rum with some caramel elements.
Initial Taste: Light bite with a quick, strong taste of rum flavours.
After Taste: Fermented apple tastes comes through as the rum dissipates a bit.  Brown sugar and caramel show up the aftertaste, which finishes with long lingering rum elements.
On ice: More astringent, lingers longer. Less carbonation, more rum, less apple.

Additional Notes:  A prime example of aging a cider in a spirit barrel, the Sea Cider Rumrunner almost comes off as a light rum.  Astringency and bitterness comes from a rum, but also has a mature apple base. High alcohol level is in part by the sweet sugars found in the process of rum barreling. The cider has lots of taste, but is still has a simple cider+rum composure.  A great “starter cider” for a spirit drinker and if not a fan of spirits, stay away.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Fraser Valley Elderflower
More Sour – Wards Pickers Hut Winter Spice Cider
More Dry – Revel Spirit of the Woods
More Crisp – Spirit Tree Draught Cider

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