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Strongbow – Gold

Strongbow – Gold

Cider Profile:

Name: Strongbow Gold
Sampled: March 2016

Brand: Strongbow Apple Ciders
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ABV: 4.5%
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Ingredients: Water, cider (fermented apple juice with glucose), glucose-fructose syrup, caramel, citric acid, carbon dioxide, sodium metabisulhite, natural flavouring, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 110 g/L

Size(s) available: 440mL (can)
Availability: LCBO, select establishments
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Golden
Carbonation: Foamy and some carbonation that dissipates quickly


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, slightly musty. Sour apple aromas, slightly sweet notes.
Initial Taste:  Very sweet bite, with some sour notes. Granny smith flavours evident. A bit of a candy taste to it.
After Taste: Becomes smoother, more sweet flavours emerge. Subtle honey flavours.
On ice: Increased carbonation in appearance but a less carbonated feel when tasting than without ice. Taste is much smoother and sweeter.

Additional Notes: A smooth and sweet cider. It reminds us of an apple juice and ginger-ale cocktail.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – 
More Sour – Forbidden Artisanal Cider
More Dry – Strongbow Original Dry
More Crisp – 

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