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Waupoos – Premium Cider

Waupoos – Premium Cider

Cider Profile

Name: Waupoos Premium Cider
Sampled September 2016

Brand: County Cider Company
Type: Apple
Location of Brewing: Picton, Ontario
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link: www.countyciderco.com
Ingredients: Late season apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 28g/L

Size(s) available: 341ml (glass bottles – 4x boxes)
Availability: All year – LCBO, grocery stores, Retail store at cidery, various bars on-tap
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Pale golden yellow
Carbonation: small and medium streaming bubbles

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Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium apple smell with a mixture of acidic, musty and sweet notes
Initial Taste: strong acidic bite and flavour. Some musty and bitter notes. A various apple flavour medley detected – including golden delicious and cooking apples.
After Taste: cider taste becomes thick and somewhat syrupy in the mouth. Some bitter notes remain with it becoming sweeter on the palate. Flavour dissipates quickly in the mouth.
On ice: Carbonation almost completely disappears on ice. The acidity is cut with the sweetness enhanced.

Additional Notes: Waupoos is a more traditional, easy-drinking cider but is quite unique with very different apple characteristics than big batch, more ‘commercial’ ciders. The aged cider apples give the cider a lot of depth and maturity in flavour. Waupoos is a more crisp cider offering than some of the other County Ciders produced.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Apple Cider
More Sour – Pommies Farmhouse Cider
More Dry – KW Craft Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury Original Cider

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