Magners – Original

Cider Profile:

Name: Magners – Original
Sampled October 2020

Brand: Magners Cider Company
Type: Apple – Commercial
Location of Brewing: Tipperary, Ireland
ABV: 4.5%
Website Link: magners.com
Ingredients: Cider, Sugar, Citric Acid, Colour, Sodium Metabisulphite, Sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 33g/L

Size(s) available: 500ml (can)
Availability: Worldwide
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent orange
Carbonation: Large streaming bubbles. Mild foam at top.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Pulpy apple. Ale yeast notes. Mild maltiness.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Quick ale taste. Caramelized juicy apple. Tonic notes.
After Taste: Apple becomes sweeter, more concentrated and syrupy. Quick finish, medium body and taste.
On ice: Reduced carbonation. Little change taste wise, but a bit watered down. Slightly thinner body.

Additional Notes:  Magners’ Original Cider is quintessential pub drinking and an easy transition for beer drinkers as it has an ale-yeast like taste. Medium body, it has a pulpy, concentrate apple taste that becomes slightly sweeter as it goes. Smooth and easy to knock back a few in a social setting, like a sports game. Large carbonation bubbles, resembles ginger ale. Amber notes.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Somersby – Apple
More Sour – Strongbow – Original Dry
More Dry – Brickworks – Batch 1904
More Crisp – Caple Road – Blend No. 3

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