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Howell Road – Original Cider 

Howell Road – Original Cider 

Cider Profile:

Name: Howell Road – Original Cider
Sampled January 2019

Brand: Howell Road Cider Co
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing:
St. George, Ontario
Website Link: 
Ontario Apples, Sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml Can
At Brantview Apple and Guelph Farmers Market
Hazy, light-yellow
Small, semi-streaming bubbles


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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider
More Sour – D’ont Poke the Bear Apple Cider
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Draught Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury – Original Cider

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