Geissberger – Hard Apple Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: Geissberger Farmhouse – Hard Apple Cider
Sampled December 2021

Brand:  Geissberger Farmhouse Cider
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Clarington, ON
ABV:  6.3%
Website Link: farmhousecider.ca
Ingredients: 100% Ontario Apples
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content: 14g/L

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Geissberger Online and Retail Store
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent pale yellow
Carbonation: Large frequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Bright, fleshy apple. Light acidity.
Initial Taste: A medium and sharp bite from carbonation. A quick tangy, bright apple. Yellow-variety characteristics. Apple-forward with some tannins. Juicy and a refreshing acidity.
After Taste: Apple notes remain the same and linger awhile. Becomes slightly drier as it finishes.
On ice: Reduced carbonation, less sharp.

Additional Notes:  A bright and traditional cider offering, the Hard Apple Cider from Geissberger is a super sessionable cider that scratches a lot of itches you may have for a straightforward but very flavourful offering. Incredibly juicy, the acidity is assertive but balanced and refreshing, making it very crisp and tangy overall. Could drink a lot of this easily –  it could be a good British pub cider. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Cowbell – Original Cider
More Sour – Farmgate – Hyslop
More Dry – Saunders – Saw Tooth Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury – Sparkling Craft Cider

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