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Spirit Tree – Draught

Spirit Tree – Draught

Cider Profile:

Name: Spirit Tree Draught Cider
Sampled May 2016

Brand: Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Caledon, Ontario
ABV: 6%
Website Link: http://www.spirittreecider.com/
Ingredients: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 22g/l

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: All year: LCBO, On site at Cidery, at select bars and restaurants
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Pale canary yellow
Carbonation: Strong foam when first poured, but mostly goes away. Small carbonation bubbles that stream quickly.

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Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Very strong smelling cider – powerful fermentation aromas – along with astringent, musty and slightly sour.
Initial Taste: Strong tingle in the mouth immediately that remains for an extended period. Extra tart with slightly sour notes. Very musty with bitter and earthy tones. Raw apple peel flavours noticed.
After Taste: Becomes dry with tangy notes that linger. It is less tart than initially and slightly more sweet with nutmeg and pepper undertones.
On ice: Less carbonation and bite. Flavour slightly weakens but musty notes are more prominent. Much smoother to consume.

Additional Notes: A very rustic, old-world ‘European’ style cider. Strong influences from the barreling process in the flavour. You can tell that this cider is crafted with time using a slow fermenting process.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest Dry Cider
More Sour – KW Craft Cider
More Dry – A Tortured Path – County Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury Cider

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