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Cidrerie Milton – Première Station

Cidrerie Milton – Première Station

Cider Profile:

Name: Cidrerie Milton – Première Station (Série Exploration No 1)
Sampled November 2020

Brand: Cidrerie Milton
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Sainte-Cecile-De-Milton, Quebec
ABV: 7%
Website Link: cidreriemilton.com
Ingredients: McIntosh, Golden Russet, Spartan, Empire, Honeycrisp, Courtland
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 375ml (bottle)
Availability: Quebec
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Cloudy, rich straw-yellow
Carbonation: Small, streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, pulpy & fleshy apples. Tannic notes with some earthiness.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation and acidity. Some acetic notes mellow-out quite quickly.  A little bit of blended apple upfront.
After Taste: Finishes with melon-like notes, smoother and cleaner. Not overly long lingering. Fermentation notes dissipate.
On ice: Less carbonation, slightly reduced overall flavour.

Additional Notes:  The Première Station by Cidrerie Milton kick-off their special exploration series. In this offering, it’s a Quebec-inspired take on a traditional French cider. Cleaner than expected (especially after smelling what it could be), it’s much smoother and has less fermentation elements then you would think it would have. Not overly apple forward either, it cleans up towards the end and surprisingly has melon/floral/cirtus notes.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – McAdam – Cidre Urbain
More Sour – Fleuri – Hyslop
More Dry – Alma – Willie
More Crisp – Coteau Rougemont – Fizz Pomme

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