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Strongbow – Dark Fruit

Strongbow – Dark Fruit

 Cider Profile:

Name:  Strongbow Dark Fruit
Sampled August 2017

Brand: Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd.
Location of Brewing: United Kingdom
ABV: 4.5%
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Ingredients: Cider, flavours, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 440mL (can)
Limited – In Strongbow Mixer Packs
Currant and blackberries
Deep, dark plum with red hints
Medium, semi-streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, syrupy smell of plums, cherries, currants
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Smooth tasting. Slight apple flavour with generic berry flavour.
After Taste: Distinct fruit flavours come through including currants, blackberries and cherries. Becomes drier. Has a syrupy, thick consistency. Sweet finish. Medicinal.
On ice: Carbonation and fizz is cut. Becomes more thin and less sweet.

Additional Notes: Strongbow Dark Fruits is a dark berry cider with intense flavour. Mostly current flavoured, it is a thick consistency that may be better enjoyed on ice to thin it out and weaken the depth of the currant flavours. Dry finish that is slightly gritty in the mouth.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –Rekorderlig Wild Berries
More Sour – Clafeld Raspberry
More Dry – Shiny Pinot Noir
More Crisp – Growers Wild Berries

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