Hoity Toity – 4 on the Floor

Cider Profile:

Name: Hoity Toity – 4 on the Floor
Sampled December 2020

Brand:  Hoity Toity Cellars
Type: Mixed Fruit
Location of Brewing: Mildmay, ON
ABV: 5%
Website Link: hoitytoitycellars.ca
Ingredients: Apples, white grapes, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Hoity Toity Retail Store
Flavour: Apple and grape
Colour:  Transparent golden yellow
Carbonation: Small streaming and lingering bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Juicy white grape. Pulpy apple. Hint of astringency.
Initial Taste: Light bite from acidity and carbonation. Juicy white grape juice. Mild earthy tones. Pulpy, crisp apple juice. Very clean, some light sugars.
After Taste: Grape becomes slightly more prominent near finish. Tangy and crisp, some tannins. Off-dry finish.
On ice: Flavour and carbonation somewhat reduced. Less grapes, apple flavours the same.

Additional Notes:  4 on the Floor from Hoity Toity is a very juice-focused, mixed-fruit cider that is clean and not very alcoholic tasting. White grapes are slightly more dominant than apples but overall, they are close in balance. Bittersharp apples and tangy fresh grapes. Off-dry but not sugary. Refreshingly unique blend that highlights the white grape juice and not a white wine element. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Thornbury – Honeycrisp
More Sour – Duxbury – Sideroad
More Dry – Front Road – The Spy
More Crisp – Clafeld – Smashed Apple

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