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Cider 101 – Dr. Peppercorn w/ Cherry!

Cider 101 – Dr. Peppercorn w/ Cherry!

Cider Profile:

Name: Cider 101 – Dr Peppercorn With Cherry     
Sampled October 2019

Brand:  Cider 101 (Niagara Teaching College)
Flavoured – Mixed
Location of Brewing:
Niagara, ON
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Limited availability – at College retail store
Flavour: Mixed (Soda-inspired)
Colour:  Rusty peach
Carbonation: Medium, very frequent streaming bubbles.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Dessert-like apples. Very fresh, semi-sweet and flavourful. Hint of cherry.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Some astringency with semi-sweet dessert apples.
After Taste: Some vanilla and cherry notes are more present towards the end.  More flavour as the bottle warms and finishes. Tonic elements finish.
On ice: Carbonation and flavour are drastically reduced.

Additional Notes:  A very nose-heavy cider, the Dr. Peppercorn from 101 Cider is a cheeky take on the soda of a similar name.  When fresh, and a little warmer, it’s similar to a Dr. Pepper, with some vanilla and cherry notes (plus 21 other flavours?) to support a balanced dessert apple. However, this offering does not age well and becomes tonic in nature, so consume shortly after bottling (we had 2 bottles from the same batch, 3 months apart for reference).

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider – Blood Orange
More Sour – Collective Arts – Cherry & Apple Cider
More Dry – Clafeld – Rosehip Cider
More Crisp – Brickworks – Parkside Cherry

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