Growers –  Grapefruit Pomelo

Cider Profile:

Name: Growers –  Grapefruit Pomelo
Sampled March 2021

Brand:  Growers Cider Co.
Type: Flavoured – Citrus
Location of Brewing: Niagara Falls, ON
ABV: 5%
Website Link: growerscider.com
Ingredients: Cider, natural flavour, colour
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: The Wine Rack (Ontario)
Flavour: Mixed citrus
Colour:  Transparent, light grapefruit pink
Carbonation: Large bubbles on glass, infrequently streaming


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Heavy grapefruit and citrus. Tonic notes.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Smooth grapefruit that is bright. Mild bitterness from fruits. Citrus heavy – including orange and lemon hints. Tonic flavour undertones.
After Taste: Citrus notes become more candied. Pulpy apple base comes out a bit more. Dissipates/cleans out rather quickly.
On ice: Watered down flavour and carbonation.

Additional Notes:  Growers Grapefruit Pomelo cider is an easy drinking cider that provides a relief from the typical bitterness of these fruits, but is still accurately fruit forward. Heavy on the citrus notes as intended, its got grapefruit, lemon, orange and more within. Smooth, its got a light mouthfeel and carbonation, making for a smooth consumption, similar to a spritzer or a tonic water. Mild apple but not the focus. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County – Blood Orange
More Sour – Collective Arts – Blood Orange and Cranberry
More Dry – Heartwood – Ciderhouse Sunset
More Crisp – Pommies – Mimosa

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