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Farmgate – Wild Apple

Farmgate – Wild Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Farmgate – Wild Apple
Sampled September 2020

Brand:  Farmgate Cider Company
Type: Apple
Location of Brewing: Carp, ON
ABV: 7%
Website Link:
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml (Bottle)
Availability: Farmgate online store (local delivery)
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Cloudy, pale straw yellow
Carbonation: Mixed-size, frequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Earthy and pulpy apple with farmhouse funk.
Initial Taste:  Strong bite. Quickly acidic and funky apple with bitter-sharp apples. Tartness. Lemon and mild wood notes. Farmhouse undertones.
After Taste: Once the carbonation reduces, acidity drops and more apple flavours become present. Smoother mouthfeel with bright apple notes emerging.  Not overly long lingering. 
On ice: Very minimal change. A touch less acidic.

Additional Notes:  The Farmgate Wild Apple is funky and acidic, but not overpowering.  A mix of bitter-sharp apples with a lot of tannic elements in this full-bodied cider.  Mostly dry, and pretty apple forward.  A lot of flavour and pop, with some citric notes. Has both sophistication and wild farmhouse elements. 

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

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More Crisp – Spy Cider – Never Say Never

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