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Mayador – Sidra Asturiana [Non-Alcoholic]

Apple Drink Profile:

Name: Mayador – Sidra Asturiana (Non-Alcoholic)
Sampled January 2021

Brand:  Mayador
Type: Apple Drink
Location of Brewing: Spain
ABV: Less than 0.5%
Website Link: mayador.com
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Apple Juice 35%, Apple Vinegar, Sugar, Citric Acid,
Preservatives E-202, Potassium Sorbate, Antioxidant E-300 L, Ascorbic Acid, Colour E-163, Sulphites

Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml Bottle
Availability: Dollarama Canada
Flavour: Apple & Berry (Rose)
Colour:  Translate Dark Pink/Peach with Metallic Hues
Carbonation: Small, frequently streaming



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, sweet apple some floral notes
Initial Taste: light bite from carbonation, sweet apple with medium berry notes. Some tanginess upfront that dissipates
After Taste: Apple reduces leaving only a semi-long lingering sweet red-berry flavour with some stryp notes.  More apple vinegar notes as it warms up.
On ice: Reduced carbonation, less sweet

Additional Notes: This non-alcoholic offering called Mayador – Sidra Asturiana comes from Spain but is also sold in the dollar store chain in Canada.  For a 35% apple juice, it’s got a lot of elements and could pass as real apples, with an almost age to them. It’s quite flavourful, not as sweet as some actual ciders and is a nice offering for the price point in all honesty. 

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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Spirit Tree – Sparkling Pear Cider

Non-Alcoholic Cider Profile:

Name:  Spirit Tree – Sparkling Pear Cider
Sampled November 2018

Brand:  Spirit Tree
Type: Pear
Location of Brewing:
Caledon, ON
ABV:
0%
Website Link:
spirittreecider.com
Ingredients:
Carbonated Pear Juice, malic acid, ascorbic acid, potassium sorbate.
Gluten Free:
yes
Sugar Content: UnknownSize(s) available: 750ml, 355ml Glass Bottle
Availability:
Spirit Tree Estate, various country stores
Flavour:
Pear
Colour:  
light-translucent yellow
Carbonation:
Lots of big bubbles on the side of the glass.
 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:



Smell:
Medium, extra sweet ripe Bartlett pear, some elements of spices
Initial Taste:  light bite from carbonation, followed by sweet juicy Bartlett pear. Clear and crisp with a bit of tanginess.
After Taste: becomes almost sweeter in the aftertaste with a light film of pear. Quite long-lingering, with some smokey elements.
On ice: Carbonation is cut, little less sweet pear.

Additional Notes:  A very pear forward sweet offering, the non-alcoholic version from Spirit Tree is crisp and clean with a bit of smokiness.  Easy to drink but a bit sugary with some tanginess.  Stays with you for quite a while.  Sweeter then their alcoholic Perry.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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Hall’s Apple Market – Sparkling Apple Cider [Non-Alcoholic]

Cider Profile:

Name:  Hall’s Apple Market – Sparkling Apple Cider
Sampled March 2018

Brand:  Hall’s Apple Market
Type:
Apple Cider (Non Alcoholic)
Location of Brewing:
Brockville, ON
ABV
: 0%
Website Link:
hallsapplemarket.com
Ingredients:
pasteurized 100% pure carbonated apple juice, vitamin C
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: Unknown

Size(s) available: 355ml Glass Bottle
Availability:
Various
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:  
Rusty-Yellow
Carbonation:
Medium streaming bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Sweet apple and mixed field berries.
Initial Taste: Extra sweet, apple medley with a little bit of tangyness
After Taste: Remains sweet, tangyness dissipates quickly.  Similar elements to honey.  After-taste have very short shelf-life. Finishes with a bit of a film and candied apple.
On ice:  A little thinner and slightly less sugary.

Additional Notes:  This juice smells like a berry drink, tastes like a candied apple and has very unique and different properties than any other juice (or cider) we have tried.  It is extra sweet and very hard to classify.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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