Spirit Tree – Pumpkin
Name: Spirit Tree – Pumpkin Cider
Sampled January 2018
|Brand: Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
Type: Flavoured – Pumpkin Spice
Location of Brewing: Caledon, ON
Website Link: spirittreecider.com
Ingredients: Cider, roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
Gluten Free: yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 341mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong smell. Very musty apple aromas with hints of spices and pumpkin.
Initial Taste: Mild bite. Mostly clean apple flavour with some fermentation present. Spices are noticeable quickly – including allspice and cinnamon.
After Taste: Fresh, pureed pumpkin flavour shows up in the aftertaste. Not overly long-lingering and is extra smooth. Some tangyness and allspice remain with earthy notes. Finishes with the pumpkin flavour, little apple and a touch on the dry, smokey side.
On ice: Carbonation cut by a lot. Some of the spices are reduced. Easier to pick out the pumpkin and it becomes smoother to consume.
Additional Notes: Spirit Tree Pumpkin is a great take on a clean tasting and feeling apple cider with elements of spice and fresh pumpkin that carefully balance each other. Its straightforward, with little progression in taste – with just the right balance for this cider to be easily consumed without feeling full. Good for consuming with a savory main-course or as a refreshing desert, in lieu of a pumpkin pie.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5
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