Sarah Cole – Roselle

Cider Profile:

Name: Sarah Cole – Roselle
Sampled December 2021

Brand: Sarah Cole Cider
Type: Flavoured – Hibiscus
Location of Brewing: Vankleek Hill, ON
ABV: 3%
Website Link: sarahcolecider.ca
Ingredients: Ontario Apples, hibiscus, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml (can)
Availability:  Sarah Cole Retail store Ontario + Quebec
Flavour: Hibiscus
Colour: Faint peach
Carbonation: Appears almost still, few large bubbles.
More on-ice

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Crisp, bright apples. Slight floral notes
Initial Taste: Light bite and thin apple. Bright and light dessert apples. Mild sour green apple notes. A touch floral.
After Taste: Clears out quickly, leaving a mild hibiscus aftertaste that’s more prominent than the apple. Clean finish. 
On ice: Slightly watered down flavour including less apple.

Additional Notes:  The Roselle by Sarah Cole is a very light, 3% offering that’s smooth and with a thin mouthfeel.  Little elements of alcohol, its dessert apple forward with some hibiscus and floral notes in the aftertaste.  Very clean, light bodied and light flavour overall.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Reinharts – Strawberry Hibiscus
More Sour – East Street – Harvest Botanical
More Dry – Brickworks – Hibiscus Lime Spritz
More Crisp – Cowbell – Rose Cider

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