Farmgate – Stagecoach

Name: Farmgate – Stagecoach
Sampled October 2020

Brand: Farmgate Cider
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Carp, ON
ABV: 7.0%
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Ingredients:  N/A
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability: Farmgate online store (and select Ottawa Farmers Markets)
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent, dark yellow/rustic orange
Carbonation: Medium and Large semi-streaming bubbles. 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Medley of different apples that are juicy and mature – with some acidic elements.
Initial Taste: Strong bite from carbonation. Quickly acidic with a mature & cellared apple taste.  Some tannins present with farmhouse funk. Heavier mouthfeel.
After Taste: Becomes less apple forward, with more fermentation and other elements present.  Some caramelized apple and stone fruit notes that are slightly saline.
On ice: Thinner and reduced carbonation.

Additional Notes:  This very apple forward offering from Farmgate, the Stagecoach, has significant acidic and mature apple elements. It’s juicy and quite flavourful; as well as a lot of bite and depth elements.  Has a medley of bright apples in the mix. This is a full-flavoured offering that has a nice rustic/normandy style finish. 

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Domaine Cléroux – Nation’Spiked (Medium Dry)
More Sour – Revel – All Day
More Dry – 
More Crisp – Apple Falls – Heritage

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