Lacroix – Gabélianne

Cider Profile:

Name: Lacroix – Gabélianne
Sampled November 2020

Brand: Verger Lacroix Inc.
Type: Apple – Sparkling
Location of Brewing: Saint-Joseph-Du-Lac, Quebec
ABV: 7%
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Lacroix retail + Québec bottle shops
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent, light golden-yellow
Carbonation: Large, streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet and juicy pulpy apple
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Some semi-sweet and slightly bitter apple notes (very Mackintosh like).
After Taste: Becomes more traditional apple forward in the aftertaste with strong apple flesh elements.  Slightly drier with a tiny bit of tanginess.
On ice: Very slight reduction in carbonation and flavour. Relatively the same

Additional Notes: The Gabélianne by Lacroix is a very light, effervescent sparkling apple cider.  It’s juicy and fresh, with little alcoholic notes even though it’s 7%.  We could call this the definition of a crisp cider, apple through and through, which is very clean.  This would be an extremely easy transition for a non-cider drinking into the industry if you were not a fan of alcoholic notes or elements. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – McAdam – Cidre Urbain
More Sour – Alma – Willie
More Dry – 
More Crisp – 

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