Name: ShipBuilders Cider
Sampled November 2017
|Brand: ShipBuilders Cider Limited
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Website Link: shipbuilderscider.ca
Ingredients: 100% apple juice, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Mild, single-variety apple – such as a cooking apple. Tart and floral.
Initial Taste: No bite, extra smooth. Quick and strong apple taste. Slightly tart but semi-sweet.
After Taste: Apple flavour remains and becomes more of the peel flavour. Tartness also remains, with some tangyness. Pear notes. Crisp finish with mild metallic and tonic water notes.
On ice: Carbonation is cut. Flavour remains mostly the same but less vivid.
Additional Notes: ShipBuilders Cider is a classic, traditional apple cider that is very crisp and refreshing. Reminding us of some similar Quebec Ciders, it seems to feature Macintosh apples as the primary apple flavour coming through. With some tartness and sweetness, it is relatively well-balanced for the style.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3
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