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Niagara Cider – Rose Gold

Niagara Cider – Rose Gold

Cider Profile:

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
ABV:
6%
Website Link:
niagaracidercompany.com
Ingredients:  
Apples, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cane sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:  N/A

Size(s) available: 473mL (Can)
Availability:
LCBO and select better beverage bars
Flavour:
Mixed berries
Colour:
Light rose gold
Carbonation:
Fine, frequently streaming bubbles




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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Heritage Estate – Edens Apple Strawberry
More Sour – Pommies – Red Sangria
More Dry – Heartwood Cider – Currant Affair
More Crisp – Thornbury – Rosé

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