Eden Grove – Zero Sugar Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Eden Grove – Zero Sugar Apple
Sampled December 2021

Brand:  Eden Grove Cider
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Toronto, ON
ABV: 4%
Website Link: edengrovecider.com
Ingredients: Apples, natural flavour, sulphites
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Select Ontario grocery stores
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent rich golden apple
Carbonation: Large infrequently streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet vanilla. Bourbon-like hints. Light dessert apple.
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Quick, crisp juicy apple that has peel and flesh aspects. Heavy vanilla flavour.
After Taste: Apple becomes drier but remains crisp. A unique cotton/candy flavour emerges to finish, with the creamy vanilla notes.
On ice: Weakened flavours. Shorter flavour profile.

Additional Notes:  Eden Grove’s Zero Sugar Apple Cider isn’t sweet but it’s bright. A very crisp apple base is present throughout, and we get both peel and flesh notes. Decently crisp overall. What really makes this strand out is the unique vanilla notes that are heavy throughout. It almost could have been marketed as a ‘vanilla apple cider’, especially if it were/is added. We found this vanilla flavour slightly transforms into a cotton candy note in the finish.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny – Apple Cider
More Sour – Thornbury – Road Apples Cider
More Dry – Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Old World
More Crisp – West Avenue – Little Mac

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