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Kings Mill – Ontario Mule

Kings Mill – Ontario Mule

Cider Profile:

Name: Kings Mill – Ontario Mule
Sampled April 2020

Brand:  Kings Mill Cider
Apple – Herbed
Location of Brewing:
Stirling, ON
Website Link:
Ontario apples, ginger, lemon balm, hops
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Kings Mill Retail Store + Online Store
Cannery yellow, translucent
Small, Infrequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Lemon and ginger (that is similar to lime combined), with some clean, crisp apples.
Initial Taste: Light bite. An even blend of apple, lemon and some ginger to start that isn’t overly aggressive. Slight earthy notes.
After Taste:  Becomes more full-bodied as time goes on. First lemon, then ginger takes over as the final predominant flavour. Smooth and sweet, earthy ginger remains on the pallet a long time (and builds as you drink the bottle). Mild hops also noticeable at the finish.
On ice: smoother (Reduced carbonation) and lemon.

Additional Notes: Using a blend of ingredients, Kings Mill’s Ontario Mule does a fantastic job of mimicking the flavours of a traditional Moscow Mule recipe, but in cider form.  You would be understandably mistaken if you thought it had lime as a key ingredient, but the blend of lemon balm citrus elements with a smooth ginger (along with some heritage apples) could fool you.  It’s easy to drink, not too sweet or sour and balanced very well overall.  Throw in a small lime if you feel like it and be mindful of the 9% alcohol. Hops flavour is mild but we believe it helps to enhance the other flavours.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3.5
Fruity –4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest – Impeachmint
More Sour – Clafeld – Disco Lemonade
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Pear with Lavender 
More Crisp – Niagara Cider Company – No. 1 Dry

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