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Niagara Cider Company – No. 1 Dry

Niagara Cider Company – No. 1 Dry

Cider Profile:

Name: Niagara Cider Company – No. 1 Dry Apple Cider
Sampled August 2019

Brand:  Niagara Cider Company
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing
: Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario
Website Link:
Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 16g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (Can)
LCBO and Better Beverage Bars
Colour:  Bright, translucent straw-yellow
Small, streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Extra sweet, creamy dessert apples
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Semi-sweet dessert apples present. Tangy with some smooth acidity.
After Taste: Becomes more acidic as time goes on. Long-lingering apple notes with some earthy aspects. Tannins linger in the aftertaste. Gets more sour towards the end. Some creamy banana notes.
On ice: Carbonation cut. Slightly less sweet on ice.

Additional Notes:  The inaugural cider from Niagara Cider Company, their No. 1 Dry Apple Cider, is a very modern, new world cider, that still has enough traditional elements to make it very grounded well-balanced. Very clean and crisp, its quite apple forward and more sour/tannic than expected by the smell. Some banana notes. Very well crafted, it would appeal to a wide base of various cider fans.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Farmed and Dangerous Cider
More Sour –
 Collective Arts – Cherry and Apple Cider
More Dry – Great Cider – Nice and Dry
More Crisp – Duntroon – Standing Rock Cyder

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