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Howell Road – Raspberry Lemonade

Howell Road – Raspberry Lemonade

Cider Profile:

Name: Howell Road – Raspberry Lemonade
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Howell Road Cider Co
Type: Flavoured – Raspberry & Lemonade
Location of Brewing: St. George, ON
ABV: 6.2%
Website Link: brantviewapples.com/howell-road-cider-co
Ingredients: Ontario apples, Ontario raspberry
lemon juice. Sulphites

Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Howell Road online and retail store
Flavour: Raspberry lemonade
Colour:  Transparent deep red
Carbonation: Medium infrequently streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Juicy, tart raspberry dominant. Hints of lemon zest.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from tartness, acidity and carbonation. Quick muddled ripe raspberry. Mild pulpy apple that includes green apple characteristics.
After Taste: As raspberry slowly weakens, more apple notes appear. Lemon juice becomes more obvious and sour. Long lingering tart notes. Earthy hints. 
On ice: Cuts a lot of body and tartness. Smoother. Much less raspberry.

Additional Notes:  Howell Road’s Raspberry Lemonade screams summer in a can. Very tart, sometimes sour, it draws from both the lemon and raspberry for a semi-puckering experience. It starts off very raspberry dominant, with the lemon becoming more clear in the finish. Not much apple, it appears slightly at first, a bit more in the finish, but you could definitely fool people for this not being a hard apple cider if they didn’t know.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 4
Crisp – 2
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks – Lemonade Radler
More Sour – Clafeld – Disco Lemonade
More Dry – Ernest – Blue Lagoon
More Crisp – Kings Mill – Raspberry (Carbonated)

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