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Thornbury – Blood Orange

Thornbury – Blood Orange

Cider Profile:

Name:   Thornbury – Blood Orange
Sampled October 2019

Brand: Thornbury Cider Co.
Type:
Flavoured  – Blood Orange
Location of Brewing:
Thornbury, ON
ABV:
5.1%
Website Link:
thornburycraft.com
Ingredients:
Apple cider, fresh pressed apple juice, orange zest, blood orange juice, sucrose, natural flavour, sulfites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
Availability:
Thornbury Retail Store, select Metro stores
Flavour:
Blood Orange
Colour:  
Peachy-orange, semi-hazy
Carbonation:
Infrequent bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium-strong aroma. Candied orange. Sweet with some apple notes.
Initial Taste: Some bite from carbonation acidity.  Initially some semi-sweet, woody apple notes that quickly change to sweet orange dominant.
After Taste:  Remains and grows in specifically blood orange flavour, leaving the taste but not the texture of an orange juice.  Long lasting aftertaste in the back of the mouth.
On ice: Carbonation cut, slightly smoother.

Additional Notes:  Different than other ciders, the Blood Orange by Thornbury is a sweet but not sugary offering.  After the first sip, you would be surprised to find you were not drinking an Italian soda.  With a cider base, it’s sweet but not overpowering.  Smooth, easy to drink and a nice flavour you don’t see too often used.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry –2
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County – Blood Orange
More Sour – Clafeld – Disco Lemonade
More Dry – Heritage Estate – Eden’s Apple Strawberry
More Crisp – Brickworks – Stadium Island Peach

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