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Domaine Cléroux – Nation’Spiked (Dry)

Domaine Cléroux – Nation’Spiked (Dry)

Cider Profile:

Name:  Domaine Cléroux – Nation’Spiked (Dry)
Sampled June 2020

Brand: Domaine Cléroux
Type:
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing:
Cassleman, ON
ABV:
6.5%
Website Link:
domainecleroux.ca
Ingredients
: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free
: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability:
Online and retail store
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:  
Transparent golden-rod
Carbonation:
Very frequently small streaming bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Fresh, sweet and pulpy natural apple juice smell.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Quickly semi-tart apples with slight acidity and punchy apple. Some astringency.
After Taste: Remains slightly tart with some dryness. Mild hints of sweetness.  Long lingering flavour.
On ice: Carbonation reduced with a slight reduction in acidity.

Additional Notes:  The Nation’Spiked (Dry) by Domaine Cléroux is a decently dry, semi-tart cider that is extra clean (no fermentation or other elements to impact the taste). It’s one of the most “apple-forward” ciders we have had. It would be hard to find a non-alcoholic cider that has this much apple flavour and punch – the underlying astringency enhances the natural fruit notes. Incredibly crisp.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Flying Canoe Hard Cider
More Sour – Burst – Cranberry
More Dry – Farmgate – Founders Reserve
More Crisp – 

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