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Reinhart’s – Strong

Reinhart’s – Strong

Cider Profile:

Name: Reinhart’s Red Apple – Strong Cider
Sampled September 2020

Brand: Reinhart’s Red Apple
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Stayner, Ontario
ABV: 7%
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Ingredients: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 50 g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (Can)
Availability: LCBO
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent golden yellow
Carbonation: Small, infrequent bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Punchy crisp and juicy apple. Some skin elements.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Sweet, crisp strong apple flavour. Minerality aspects.
After Taste:  Apple slowly fades with the mouthfeel becoming thicker and more syrupy. Long lingering flavour notes. A bit dank at the finish.
On ice: Reduced carbonation. Thinner body but no flavour changes.

Additional Notes:  The Strong by Reinhard Red Apple is a 7% offering that’s very apple forward. Crisp and refreshing with some minerality flavour notes. It’s thicker and similar in texture to an iced cider, including the elevated sweet notes. Juicy but heavier, gritty skin elements as if you were chewing on an apple peel without flesh. It’s a nice followup to their original Light Cider that shares some similar aspects but does differ, especially for mouthfeel. Reminiscent of an ice cider but way less intense.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Strongbow – Gold Cider
More Sour – County – Apple Cider
More Dry – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Artisanal 
More Crisp – Thornbury – Honeycrisp Apple

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