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Duxbury – Five Metre Scrum

Duxbury – Five Metre Scrum

Cider Profile:

Name: Duxbury – Five Metre Scrum
Sampled May 2021

Brand:  Duxbury Cider
Type: Apple – Oaked
Location of Brewing: Meaford, ON
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link: www.theduxburyciderco.ca
Ingredients: Ontario apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 10 g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Duxbury online store
Flavour: Apple + oak
Colour:  Transparent light yellow
Carbonation: Large, infrequently streaming


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Bright, tannic apples.  Nutty and oak notes. Mild astringency.
Initial Taste: Light bite from acidity. Quick bright and tannic apples. Oak and wood notes. Crisp and tart.
After Taste: Apples become slightly drier. Mild astringency undertones come out. Clean, dry finish with lingering apple tannins that tickle the palate.
On ice: Reduced carbonation. Thinner mouthfeel and less tannins.

Additional Notes:  Duxbury’s Five Metre Scrum is a dry cider offering with a nice oak/wood note twist, being double oaked. Very crisp, acidic and tannic, this is a very satisfying traditional cider to consume. The apples are bright, but dry, and it has a mild astringency that is more prevalent near the finish. A rich but smooth cider with a lot of depth, and on par for Duxbury portfolio of offerings.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3.5 

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – East Street – Landmark Dry
More Sour – Steel Town – Salvaje (Pet Nat)
More Dry – West Avenue – Frequin Rouge
More Crisp – Hoity Toity Cellars – 283 Cider

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