Spy – Golden Eye
Name: Spy Golden Eye Premium Dry Apple Cider
Sampled April 2019
|Brand: Spy Cider House and Distillery
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Blue Mountains, ON
Website Link: spydistillery.com
Ingredients: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 473mL (can)
Availability: At select better beverage bars
Colour: Pale straw yellow
Carbonation: Medium, semi-streaming
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong aroma. Very apple forward. Rather sweet, creamy dessert apples. Tangy and some earthiness. Has some pear-like aroma.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity and carbonation. Quickly apple forward. Tangy. Sweet with some bitter tannins. Fleshy apple.
After Taste: Apple flavour continues and lingers. Crisp, juicy apple medley with some pear notes. Ends semi-dry.
On ice: Slightly less carbonation. Flavour remains the same.
Additional Notes: Spy’s Golden Eye offering is a very bold cider that has a lot of full-bodied elements that work well together. A prime example of the emerging Ontario cider style definition – of being semi-sweet with enough tannins to make it smooth, non-cloying, with a lot of depth. A very apple forward cider, it is rather crisp, smooth and tangy. Quite enjoyable.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4
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