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Rootstock – Belgian

Rootstock – Belgian

Cider Profile:

Name: Rootstock – Belgian
Sampled August 2019

Brand:  Rootstock Ciderworks (CLEK Distilling, LLC)
Type: Apple
Location of Brewing:
Williamson, NY
Website Link:
NY State Apples, Belgian Yeast, Sulphates
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml Cans or 750ml Bottle
Rootstock on-site bottle shop and various other NY State stores
translucent, sunflower-yellow
Small bubbles on side of the glass

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Extra sweet dessert apples with hints of banana.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Sweet dessert apple present with elements of banana and yeast. Quite creamy.
After Taste: Yeast flavours remain, as apple slightly dissipates, leaving a very banana finish.  Semi-quick finish, with some creaminess/characteristics that  many Trappist beer has.
On ice: Strips all elements down.

Additional Notes:  An extra clean cider, the Rootstock Belgian has many elements of fresh fruit (apple, and banana from the yeast), that make this full flavoured.  You would be hard pressed to find the alcoholic taste, although it is 6.1%.  The take on Belgian beers is present, well balanced with full-bodied apples that make this a great pub-style drink. Trappist-fans unite

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4

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