Spirit Tree – Pumpkin

Cider Profile:

Name:  Spirit Tree – Pumpkin Cider
Sampled January 2018

Brand:  Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
Flavoured – Pumpkin Spice
Location of Brewing:
Caledon, ON
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Cider, roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 341mL (bottle)
Spirit Tree Estate Retail Store
Pumpkin Spice
Light, golden yellow
Fine, semi-streaming bubbles.


 Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong smell. Very musty apple aromas with hints of spices and pumpkin.
Initial Taste: Mild bite. Mostly clean apple flavour with some fermentation present.  Spices are noticeable quickly – including allspice and cinnamon.
After Taste: Fresh, pureed pumpkin flavour shows up in the aftertaste.  Not overly long-lingering and is extra smooth.  Some tangyness and allspice remain with earthy notes. Finishes with the pumpkin flavour, little apple and a touch on the dry, smokey side.
On ice: Carbonation cut by a lot. Some of the spices are reduced. Easier to pick out the pumpkin and it becomes smoother to consume.

Additional Notes:  Spirit Tree Pumpkin is a great take on a clean tasting and feeling apple cider with elements of spice and fresh pumpkin that carefully balance each other.  Its straightforward, with little progression in taste – with just the right balance for this cider to be easily consumed without feeling full.  Good for consuming with a savory main-course or as a refreshing desert, in lieu of a pumpkin pie.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Thornbury Spiced Apple Cider
More Sour – Duxbury Sideroad Cider
More Dry – Spirit Tree Draught
More Crisp – Great Cider Nice and Dry

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