Howell Road – Original Cider
Name: Howell Road – Original Cider
Sampled January 2019
|Brand: Howell Road Cider Co
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: St. George, Ontario
Website Link: brantviewapples.com/howell-road-cider-co/
Ingredients: Ontario Apples, Sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 473ml Can
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong, acidic and musty. Has some sweet hints, including sweet pear notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity and carbonation. Dessert-style apple blend. Some tannins and tang.
After Taste: Becomes a bit more acidic, with more pear-like flavours. Apples remain strong from the start. Semi-long lingering but not over-powering. Some additional tanginess comes though in the aftertaste.
On ice: Slightly cuts carbonation. Other characteristics remain similar.
Additional Notes: Apple forward from start to finish, the first cider offering from Howell Road has a crisp, clean blend of apples. A classic apple cider, it is light and simple to consume – yet with enough tannins and acidity, that add a lot of depth to the drink. Rather clean to drink, it has little residual fermentation flavours that distract or disguise.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5
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