Duntroon – Raindance Rhubarb Apple Cyder

Cider Profile:

Name:   Duntroon Raindance Rhubarb Apple Cyder
Sampled August 2019

Brand: Duntroon Cyder House
Flavoured – Rhubarb
Location of Brewing:
Duntroon, ON
Website Link:
Cider, rhubarb
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 16g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Slightly hazy sunshine yellow
Medium streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light mild aroma of dessert apples – with crisp rhubarb. Semi-sweet smelling.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity and carbonation. Slightly astringent from the rhubarb and some musty apples.  Semi-sweet.
After Taste: Apple presence dwindles a little, rhubarb remains the same for a long period. Mouthfeel is smooth but it does have a bit of texture. Some mulled notes from the rhubarb. Ends semi-dry. Some mild vanilla notes.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced; flavour as well.

Additional Notes: The Raindance Rhubarb Cyder from Duntroon is a semi-sweet, slightly acidic and creamy apple with a medium rhubarb taste.  Semi-dry in nature, it’s easy to drink and not overly bitter.  A classic apple first, rhubarb second cider. Has a unique spiced/mulled profile from the rhubarb that made it pie-like (and give it a mild vanilla undertones).

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest – Winter’s Blush
More Sour – Thornbury – Cranberry Apple
More Dry – 401 Cider – Black Currant 
More Crisp – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Hopped Cider

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