Niagara Cider – Rose Gold
Name: Niagara Cider Company – Rose Gold
Sampled June 2020
|Brand: Niagara Cider Company
Type: Flavoured – Mixed Berry
Location of Brewing: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Website Link: niagaracidercompany.com
Ingredients: Apples, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cane sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 473mL (Can)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet dessert apples with some floral and berry notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Quick burst of semi-sweet, and semi-tangy apples. Mild berry notes, with raspberries most obvious. Some bitter notes from fermentation.
After Taste: Medley of apple flavours continue and linger. Berries become more prevalent – particularly strawberry – also becoming smoother and sweeter. Tangy, apple peel-like flavours in the finish. Some mild tonic notes.
On ice: Cuts a lot of carbonation and some harsher fermentation aspects. Becomes smoother and sweeter.
Additional Notes: Niagara Cider Company’s Rose Gold Berry Soaked Cider is a delightful light offering that would be refreshing anytime, but in particular on a Spring or Summer afternoon. While the cider is more apple forward than anything else – with a nice mixture of sweet and sour apple notes – the berries are about a medium level in taste… slightly candied with raspberries being the most obvious, strawberries second and the blueberries being minimal. Smells much different then it tastes. Nice rosé wine replacement.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5
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