The Cider Crate

Somersby – Apple

Somersby – Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Somersby Apple Flavoured Cider
Sampled December 2015        

Brand: Somersby Ciders
Type: Apple – sweet
Location of Brewing: Carlsberg, Denmark
ABV: 4.5%
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Ingredients: Water, fermented apple juice, sugar, apple juice concentrate, citric acid (acidity regulator) flavour (apple), potassium sorbate (as a preservative), caramel colour, sulphite
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 104 g/L

Size(s) available: 500mL can
Availability: All-year – LCBO, various restaurants and bars
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Golden caramel, translucent


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium very sweet apple smell, with hints of vanilla tones. Some honey notes
Initial Taste:
  Mild-medium candied apple bite with caramel tones. Extra sweet fleshy apple.
Aftertaste: Turns very sweet with a flat feeling and taste – similar to an apple juice with a slight wine hint.  Sugar residue remains.  Semi-think in consistency.
On ice: Makes the cider smoother and thinner. Has a smoother, more consistent apple flavour, with more wine then apple juice taste present.

Additional Notes: A great ‘gateway’ cider for new drinkers. Very sweet and is great for mixing cocktails since the flavour doesn’t get washed out. With some wine elements, this sugary “apple wine” can result in bad hangovers.  Somersby has become the new standard in commercial cider since 2015.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet- 4.5
Sour- 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 4

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

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