Duntroon – Bittersweet Symphony
Name: Duntroon – Bittersweet Symphony
Sampled February 2021
|Brand: Duntroon Cyder House
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Duntroon, ON
Website Link: duntrooncyderhouse.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Bittersweet apples. Hint of crab and tannic elements.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation, followed by strong, acidic, tannic and sour apples. Some earthy elements, pretty dry but still has a natural sweeter, slightly thicker-than-average cider base.
After Taste: Clears out quite quickly. Leaving just a dry mouth feel. Not much residual apple.
On ice: Less apple forward, slightly less sweet.
Additional Notes: The Bittersweet Symphony by Duntroon Cyder House is a unique, Ontario fusion take on combining elements from French and tannic, dry English cider styles. It’s got a strong acidic and tannic start, that quickly transitions to some earthy but sweet elements. Somewhat thick, with a very short aftertaste leaving only a dry finish. A lot going on in a short while, and defies what a typical dry cider is with the sweet elements still present.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 4
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4
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