Ironwood – Ciderita

Cider Profile:

Name: Ironwood – Ciderita Caribbean Time
Sampled December 2021

Brand: Ironwood Cider
Type: Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
ABV: 4.2%
Website Link: ironwoodcider.com
Ingredients: Cider, sugar, lime, natural flavours, sulphites
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Via Ironwood Cider Retail and Online Store
Flavour: Lime
Colour: Transparent, almost clear with Green and Yellow Hues.
Carbonation: Medium, very infrequently streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet lime. Slight zest
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Sweet and bright key-lime-like flavours quickly emerging. Sparkling backbone. Hints of dessert apples. Mild lime tartness.
After Taste: Lime cleans out quickly, leaving a light apple base. Some tonic water notes. Dry, clean finish.
On ice: Slightly less carbonation and flavour.  Thinner body, less carbonation = makes lime a little more noticeable.

Additional Notes:  The Ciderita Caribbean Lime by Ironwood Cider is a light, seemingly key-lime focused offering.  It’s more of a spritzer than anything, though no added water as per the ingredients/naming. A lighter ABV of 4.2% that finishes quickly with a little tartness.  The dry apple base acts as an amplifier for the lime, and does not have many apple characteristics of its own.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Stock & Row – Lime Crush
More Sour – Slabtown – Ciderita
More Dry – Kings Mill – Mojito
More Crisp – Archibalds – Strawberry Lime

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