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Strongbow – Original Dry

Strongbow – Original Dry

Cider Profile:

Name:  Strongbow Original Dry
Sampled July 2017

Brand: Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd.
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: United Kingdom
ABV: 5.3%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Cider. Sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 22 g/lSize(s) available: 500mL (cans), 330mL (glass bottles)
All year – LCBO, grocery stores, select bars
Mustard yellow
Medium bubbles, semi-streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild sweet apple
Initial Taste: Minimal to no bite – smooth. Semi-sour, tart single-variety apple. Hints of copper flavour.
After Taste: Apple flavour remains. Some bitter notes. Flavour dissipates quickly. Dry, lager beer-like finish.
On ice: Carbonation cut and flavour reduced/watered down.

Additional Notes: Strongbow Original Dry is a smooth cider that has a static taste journey. With a single-apple flavour, it is slightly tart and sour. It has a frothy beer-like taste so this would be a good starter cider for a beer fan. Has a very cozy pub feel and taste to it.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –Strongbow Gold
More Sour – Somersby Apple
More Dry – KW Craft Cider
More Crisp – 

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2 comments on “Strongbow – Original Dry

  1. I will be in the Palm Desert CA area this month and would like to find Strongbow Original Dry. I have seen others flavours, but prefer the dry taste. Do you have retailers I. Palm Desert / Palm Springs?

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