Malus – Hopped Cider
Name: Malus – Hopped Cider
Sampled January 2019
|Brand: Malus Cider House
Type: Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing: Niagara on the Lake, ON
Website Link: malusciderhouse.ca
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, sugar, hops, sulphites
Gluten Free: yes
Sugar Content: 42 g/L
Size(s) available: 473ml (cans)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium-strong fleshy and musty desert apples. Some acidity.
Initial Taste: Slight bite from carbonation quickly – followed by some acidity and sweet desert apples. Mild hops flavour.
After Taste: Smooth apples slightly give way to some hops in the aftertaste (that are mainly found in the back of the mouth.) Clean apple with some candied elements.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced, becomes slightly more astringent and hopped.
Additional Notes: A bright and clean cider, the Malus Hopped is an easy-to-drink offering – with a slight hoppy finish. It is semi-sweet but not sugary. It’s a smoother/milder hop experience than most other hopped ciders and most beers, so it may be a nice alternative if you aren’t particularly a hops fan.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5
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