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Somersby – Semi-Dry Apple

Somersby – Semi-Dry Apple

Cider Profile:

Name:  Somersby – Semi-Dry Apple
Sampled November 2017

Brand: Somersby (Carlsberg Canada Inc)
Apple – Commercial
Location of Brewing:
Falkenberg, Denmark
Website Link:
water, apple wine (water, sugar, apple juice concentrate), sugar, apple juice concentrate, carbon dioxide, citric acid (acidifier), natural flavours, potassium sorbate (preservative), ascorbic acid (antioxidant, colour (ammonia caramel)
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 60 g/L

Size(s) available: 500ml Can
 All year – LCBO
Flavour: Apple
rustic yellow, orange cloudy.
small bubbles semi-streaming, foam on the top.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, sweet apple with some hints of freshly pressed non-alcoholic apple cider
Initial Taste: Mild bite from sugar, hints of sweet, pulpy apple with some spice.  Thick and creamy with apple pulp.
After Taste
: Turns slightly tangy with a bit of a dry finish, has an apple-wine aftertaste.
On ice: Thickness and flavour reduced (closer to the original Somersby)

Additional Notes:  Somersby’s Semi-dry apple reminds us very much of a cross-over between the original apple Somersby and a non-alcoholic fresh-pressed cider.  If you like the original, you might find this to be a nice treat, as its thicker, and creamier, with less sugar (however, still quite sweet).   

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Magnotta Cider
More Sour – County Apple Cider
More Dry – Strongbow Original
More Crisp – Ernest Dry Cider

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