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D’ont Poke the Bear – Berry

D’ont Poke the Bear – Berry

Cider Profile:

Name: D’ont Poke the Bear – Berry
Sampled August 2020

Brand: Generations Wine Company Ltd.
Type:
Flavoured – Berry
Location of Brewing:
Toronto, ON
ABV:
5.8%
Website Link:
dontpokethebear.com
Ingredients:
Cider, sugar (glucose), black currant, concentrate, natural flavours, potassium metabisulphite, sulphites.
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 35 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Availability:
LCBO
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Transparent peachy-pink
Carbonation:
Medium, semi-streaming bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Berry and floral notes with sweet apples.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Slightly tart black currant and generic berry flavours mixed with a semi-sweet apple base.
After Taste: Black current notes make way for more raspberry and strawberry-esque flavours.  Becomes slightly filmy and a little bit of a dry mouthfeel.  Long-lingering flavour.
On ice: Cuts carbonation and apple flavour. Thinner mouth feel.

Additional Notes: D’ont Poke the Bear Berry is a sweeter cider that is quite fruit-focused. It has a thicker body that is a bit gritty to consume and lingers awhile. Raspberry and strawberry notes really drive the cider at the finish.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – No Boats on Sunday – Cranberry Rosé
More Sour – Thornbury – Raspberry
More Dry – 401 Cider – Black Currant
More Crisp – Niagara Cider – Rose Gold 

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