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Archibald’s – Hard Ginger

Archibald’s – Hard Ginger

Cider Profile:

Name:   Archibald’s – Hard Ginger
Sampled January 2019

Brand:  Archibald’s Estate Winery
Flavoured – Ginger
Location of Brewing:
Bownmanville, ON
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Archibald’s Estate Winery On-Site Shop and Online
Flavour: Ginger, Apple
Pale-translucent yellow
Medium semi-streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong ginger and sweet desert apples aroma.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from ginger and carbonation. Quickly followed by a strong but sweet fresh ginger and sweet dessert apples flavour. Some initial harshness from the ginger.
After Taste: Tang of the ginger dissipates and becomes a little more candied. Apple flavour becomes more present.  Semi-long-lasting but not overly powerful.
On ice: Much smoother, with less carbonation. More commercial ginger-ale like.

Additional Notes:  A new take on a flavoured cider, Archibald’s Hard Ginger is clean, fresh and natural.  A very authentic ginger that is not overpowering but full of flavour. This cider starts strong and fades quickly, or else it may be tough to finish a whole glass; but if so, adding ice helps a lot.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – 401 Cider – Apple Pie Cider
More Sour – Revel – Bittersweet Freedom
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Pumpkin Cider
More Crisp – Heartwood Cidery – Wassail

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