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McAdam – Urban Cider

McAdam – Urban Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: McAdam – Urban Cider
Sampled November 2020

Brand: McAdam (La Brassirie McAuslan Brewing Inc)
Type: Apple – Crosp
Location of Brewing: Montreal, Quebec
ABV: 4.7%
Website Link: mcauslan.com
Ingredients: Apple juice, carbon dioxide, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Quebec 
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent, golden-yellow
Carbonation: Medium, streaming bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Concentrated juicy apple with some ale notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Juicy, fleshy medley of apples.  Strong presence of semi-sweet apples, some dessert elements. Clean and heavy mouthfeel.
After Taste: As the apple dissipates, a small film is left.  What started bright becomes a little muddled. Slightly drier and remains on the tongue for a while.
On ice: Less carbonation. Thinner body.

Additional Notes:  The Urban Cider by McAdam is a very apple forward, juicy and concentrated cider. It’s clean, heavy on mouth feel and pretty mainstream-oriented.  It could easily be mistaken for a soft cider, with a lot of apple presence.  Would appeal to most cider drinkers, but probably best described as a pub cider for its ale like elements. Memories of commercial Irish-brand ciders here.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

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