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Shale Ridge – Strawberry Mojito

Shale Ridge – Strawberry Mojito

Cider Profile:

Name: Shale Ridge – Strawberry Mojito
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Type: Flavoured – Strawberry and Mojito
Location of Brewing: Thedford, ON
ABV: 5%
Website Link: shaleridgewinery.ca
Ingredients: Cider, strawberries & mojito mint
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml (can)
Availability: Shale Ridge Retail Store and Online
Flavour: Strawberry & mint
Colour: Transparent dark peach
Carbonation: Mixed, streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet muddled strawberry. Slight hint of herb notes.  Light dessert apples.
Initial Taste: Light sensation from mild carbonation and some acidity. Followed by a pulpy sweet strawberry and balanced semi-bright and tart dessert apple. 
After Taste: Apple reduces, as more earthy/herby mint becomes noticeable. Strawberries become less tart and more faded. Semi-long lingering.
On ice: Thinner body. Slightly less sweet.

Additional Notes:  The Strawberry Mojito by Shale Ridge smells like it will be an extra sweet, mixed cocktail; however, its a balanced semi-tart strawberry and bright dessert apple cider with a bit of acidity and tang.  Mint is more earthy/herby than being cooling. It’s overall, very light and easy to consume, with the strawberry lingering the longest.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Archibalds – Strawberry Lime
More Sour – Steel Town – Planet of the Pies
More Dry – Kings Mill – Strawberry Rhubarb
More Crisp – Heritage Estates – Eden’s Apple Strawberry

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