Farmgate – Sugar Shack
Name: Farmgate Cider – Sugar Shack
Sampled February 2018
|Brand: Farmgate Cider
Location of Brewing: West Carleton, ON
Website Link: farmgatecider.ca
Ingredients: Apples, extra light maple syrup
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong sour apple aroma with hints of sweet candied maple sugar.
Initial Taste: Clean with no bite mouth feel – with strong, crisp, sour apples. Singular flavour apparent.
After Taste: Becomes more acidic and tangy, with some funky elements. Earthy apple syrup flavour shows a little in the aftertaste. Long-lingering with astringency.
On ice: Becomes a lot more bland tasting. Sour elements turns to more tart.
Additional Notes: Starting more crisp and becoming more dry, the Sugar Shack Cider from Farmgate has an acidic and tangy taste – with funky elements that linger for a long time in the aftertaste. The maple flavouring is subtle, but it helps to give this a fuller, more complex flavour. Full bodied, but easy to drink casually.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5
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