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Somersby – Red Rhubarb

Somersby – Red Rhubarb

Cider Profile:

Name: Somersby – Red Rhubarb
Sampled May 2017

Brand:  Somersby
Type: 
Flavoured 
Location of Brewing:
Fredericia, Denmark
ABV:
4.5%
Website Link:
somersbycider.com
Ingredients:
Water, apple wine (water, sugar, apple juice concentrate), carbon dioxide, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavour, potassium sorbate, carrot extract, colour, sulphates.
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 81g/L

Size(s) available: 500ml Can
Availability:
LCBO, various bars
Flavour:
Rhubarb
Colour:  
Ruby red
Carbonation:
Minimal bubbles and little carbonation. Cut even more on ice.

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Minimal smell – sweet apple juice.
Initial Taste: Small bite, strong sweet apple taste. Hints of earthy undertones from the rhubarb.
After Taste: Rhubarb comes through in a bit of the aftertaste. There is a slightly puckering sensation that builds and then diminishes quickly.  Short lasting aftertaste, with hints of dark berry.
On ice: Flavour cut on ice, little difference. Less puckering overall.

Additional Notes:  For 2017’s new flavour, Somersby released a rhubarb flavoured cider. While it is a unique idea, it is not much different from the original apple Somersby drink.  Smooth and easy to consume, regular fans of the Somersby collection will most likely enjoy this.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –
Magnotta Cider
More Sour –
More Dry –
Strongbow British Dry
More Crisp –

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