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Shiny – Apple Cider

Shiny – Apple Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Shiny Apple Cider
Sampled April 2017

Brand: Small Talk Vineyards
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Niagara-on-the-Lake
ABV: 7%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Ontario apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 40 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL(can)
All year – LCBO, retail stores
Pale sunshine yellow
Small, streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium sweet apple smell.  Mild white wine aroma. Some light mustiness and fermenation notes.
Initial Taste: Mild bite. Quickly sweet on the palate. Strong apple flavour – a few varieties noticeable. Medium fizzy sensation. Mild fermentation notes.
After Taste: Becomes tangy and slightly astringent. Malty notes. Apple flavour remains and lingers with some tannins present. Medium-dry finish.
On ice: Carbonation and fizz is cut. Some bitter notes and apple flavours reduced. Becomes more wine-like.

Additional Notes: Shiny Apple Cider is a light, sweet and refreshing drink. Made by a winery, it features a lot of similar characteristics of a white wine.  With a long-lingering taste, it starts crisp and becomes more dry.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks Queen Street 501
More Sour – Ironwood Original Cider
More Dry – KW Craft Cider
More Crisp – Reinharts Red Apple Light Cider

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