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401 Cider Company – Cranberry Cosmo

401 Cider Company – Cranberry Cosmo

Cider Profile:

Name:  401 Cider – Cranberry Cosmo
Sampled December 2018

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
 Flavoured – Cranberry
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
ABV: 5%
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Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, cranberry juice, sugar, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Limited – at retail store and online|
Flavour: Cranberry
Translucent ruby-red
Fine streaming bubbles.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild, musty cranberry with some tart sweet candied hints.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity. Quick burst of sour cranberry with some smooth apple.
After Taste: Apple and cranberry both continue for a long time. Goes more tart with a semi-dry, sweeter finish. Elements of tangy fresh juice from the cranberry.  Lime becomes present in the end of the aftertaste.
On ice: A little lighter in flavour and less carbonation sensation. Tang reduced.

Additional Notes:  Inspired from a cosmopolitan cocktail, the 401 Cranberry Cosmo Cider is a sweet offering, having a strong cranberry base, with a slight taste of lime to finish – similar to the cocktail. Think a full-flavoured vodka-cranberry, with the vodka replaced with a cider, topped with a lime. Sweet from start to finish, but not overpowering.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest Rubee
More Sour – County Cider Co – Feral Cider
More Dry – 401 Cider – Cranberry Apple Cider
More Crisp – Pommies – Cranberry Cider

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