Rice Lake – Original Dry Cider
Name: Rice Lake – Original Dry Cider
Sampled January 2021
|Brand: Rice Lake Hard Cider
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Baltimore, ON
Ingredients: Fresh pressed sweet apple cider, natural cane
sugar, malic acid, yeast, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 355ml (can)
Availability: Rice Lake Retail + Online Store
Colour: Hazy, straw yellow
Carbonation: Small, frequently streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong aroma. Aged apple notes with earthy elements. Blend of heritage and dessert apples.
Initial Taste: Strong bite, sharp carbonation. Semi-strong fleshy and musty apple (slightly sweeter than it smells). Earthy notes present with some dry peel flavour and tannins. Bitter sharp and heritage apple notes here.
After Taste: Apple remains the same and diminishes, leaving a light lingering aftertaste focused on some of the earthy, fermentation notes.
On ice: All elements and flavours are reduced by a somewhat large amount.
Additional Notes: The Original Dry Cider by Rice Lake is a straightforward craft cider that checks a lot of boxes for various elements present. It starts with a somewhat forceful carbonation that entices for the drinking journey. With a seemingly medley of heritage and dessert apple notes, its got a decent tannin presence and some peel flavour and grit. Crisp and semi-clean finish. Satisfying craft drinking that refreshes.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3.5
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