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Sarah Cole – WHIP

Sarah Cole – WHIP

Cider Profile:

Name: Sarah Cole – WHIP
Sampled August 2020

Brand:  Sarah Cole Cider
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Vanvleek Hill, ON
ABV: 6.3%
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: LCBO and SAQ
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent Gold
Carbonation: Medium bubbles, very infrequently streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Creamy dessert apples. Slight caramelized notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Sweet dessert apples with some caramel notes. Mild tartness with some tangy notes.
After Taste: Medley of apple notes reduces and becomes slightly syrupy but a bit more dry.
On ice: Thinner body with reduced elements and tanginess.

Additional Notes:  The WHIP by Sarah Cole Cider features a medley of apple flavours that are not overpowering or distinctive individually. It’s semi-sweet, crisp and clean. Slight tartness is also noted, but remains smooth.  You can only notice a little fermentation notes in the end. A great bridge cider for those who have only tried sweet and non-alcoholic ciders before.  This is a Canadian-made equivalent of Strongbow in terms of commercial outreach and in taste.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks – Queen Street 501
More Sour – Pommies – Farmhouse
More Dry – Liberty Village – Extra Dry Cider
More Crisp – No Boats on Sunday – Apple Cider

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