County Cider – Root Beer
Name: Root Beer Cider
Sampled October 2016 (Updated August 2019)
|Brand: County Cider Company
Location of Brewing: Picton, Ontario
Website Link: countycider.com
Ingredients: Cider, natural sassafras and vanilla flavours, sulphites
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 500mL (glass bottles)
Availability: Limited (first batch) – Retail Store at Cidery
Flavour: Root Beer
Colour: Murky brown
Carbonation: Pours very foamy like a real root beer. Strong carbonation streams.
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong root beer and vanilla with hints of acidic apple aromas
Initial Taste: Medium bite and foam flavour/sensation that is mainly root beer. Some must and acidity.
After Taste: The apple flavours and typical crisp apple cider characteristics develop. Finishes with the vanilla and sassafras notes lingering in the mouth.
On ice: The ice cuts a lot of the carbonation and foam sensations. The vanilla flavours become more dominant than the apple and sassafras than when you consume without ice.
Additional Notes: When you first sip the cider, you expect it to be like drinking a hard root beer, but it truly is a cider that has root beer elements in it – as the apple is very much still prominent. This cider does 360 degrees as the flavour goes from initially root beer to apple flavours to a root beer finish all on the palate. The County Cider Company – Root Beer contains some sediment at the bottom. First released in 2016, it made its return in 2019
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 3.5
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