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Cox Creek – Dry

Cox Creek – Dry

Cider Profile:

Name: Cox Creek – Dry
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Cox Creek Cider (Cox Creek Cellars Estate Winery)
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Guelph, ON
ABV: 6%
Website Link: coxcreekcellars.on.ca
Ingredients: Apples, yeast
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Cox Creek Estate Retail and Online Store
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Transparent sunflower yellow
Carbonation: Large infrequently streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Dank, semi-sweet apples.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Smooth, semi-creamy apples with some bright and juicy elements.  Acidity is its main feature. Tart but not puckering or sour. Semi-thick with hints of stone fruit.
After Taste: Acidity dissipates becoming drier – including the apple flavours – with a slight film.  Long lingering with a full body.
On ice: Thinner and less apple/stone fruit elements.

Additional Notes:  Cox Creek Cellar Estate Winery offers their Dry Cider, which is more of a traditional cider and not overly winery-inspired in taste.  Full-flavoured, its punchy, semi-dry and juicy – also has unique hints of a stone fruit pit like a nectarine.  Clean but with a little film in the long lingering aftertaste. A hearty pub-drinking experience. 

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny – Apple Cider
More Sour – Pommies – Farmhouse Cider
More Dry – Sprit Tree – Draught
More Crisp – Thornbury – Honey Crisp

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