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Somersby – Elderflower Lime

Somersby – Elderflower Lime

Cider Profile:

Name:  Somersby Elderflower Lime Flavoured Cider
Sampled November 2016

Brand: Carlsberg Canada Inc.
Type: Flavoured – Elderflower and Lime
Location of Brewing: Carlsberg, Denmark
ABV: 4.5%
Website Link: http://www.somersbycider.com
Ingredients: Water, apple wine (water, glucose syrup, apple juice concentrate), sugar, apple juice concentrate, carbon dioxide, natural flavour, citric acid (acidifier), potassium sorbate (preservative), colour (ammonia caramel), sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 79g/L

Size(s) available: 500mL
Availability: Seasonal and limited – LCBO
Flavour: Elderflower and Lime
Colour: Golden yellow
Carbonation: Steady small streaming bubbles

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Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong sweet elderflower smell with hints of lime, kiwi and apple juice
Initial Taste: Smooth, strong elderflower taste. Slight bite from the fizz. Some tangy lime notes.
After Taste: Sweet notes develop. Elderflower flavour remains steady with the lime notes becoming more prevalent. Becomes flat quickly with mild apple flavours developing and lingering.
On ice: Carbonation is cut. Flavour is slightly cut and it becomes more flat tasting.

Additional Notes: The elderflower flavour is enjoyable – especially since it is not a commonly found flavour. However, this drink is very sweet and it is most definitely commercially targeted and it is lacking a lot of the elements of traditional ciders.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 1
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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