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Strongbow – Elderflower

Strongbow – Elderflower

Cider Profile:

Name: Strongbow Elderflower
Sampled July 2017

Brand: Strongbow
Type:
Apple Cider
Location of Brewing:
Hereford, United Kingdom
ABV:
4.5%
Website Link:
strongbow.com
Ingredients:
Cider (Fermented Apple Juice With Glucose), Water, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Colour: Plain Caramel, Acid: Malic Acid, Carbon Dioxide, Anti-Oxidant: Potassium Metabisulphite, Natural Elderflower Flavouring, Natural Citrus Flavourings
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 6.5g/100ml

Size(s) available: 440ml Can
Availability:
LCBO (Discontinued 2016 at LCBO)
Flavour:
Elderflower
Colour:  
Pale-Bright yellow
Carbonation:
Some small fine bubbles, mostly still. Bigger and more bubbles on ice but less carbination fizz

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium sweet elderflower, with little apple
Initial Taste:  Minimal bite, smooth but strong elderflower flavour.  Some carbonation fizz in initial taste.
After Taste:  Sweet, semi-long lingering aftertaste, with hints of sweet apples.  Honey finish.
On ice:  Reduced carbonation, reduced apple flavour. Elderflower tastes almost like a juice.

Additional Notes:  A very floral drink, Strongbow Elderflower offers a summer time option that has a very light sweet apple flavour.  With no real fermentation notes, it has a noticable apple juice base.  Commercial, but not excessively sweet.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Somersby Elderflower-Lime Cider
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More Dry – Clafeld Elderflower Cider
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