Strongbow – Rosé Apple

Cider Profile:

Name:   Strongbow – Rosé Apple
Sampled May 2019

Brand: Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd
Flavoured – Rosé
Location of Brewing: Belgium
ABV: 4.5%
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Ingredients: Cider, Malic Acid, Black Current Concentrate (colour), Flavour, Sulphates
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:  2g/LSize(s) available: 440mL (can)
LCBO + more
Dark rose gold
Large, slightly streaming.  Lots on ice.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet apple with some wine-like elements.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Slight sweet apple with some tart notes. Mild candided rose/floral flavour.
After Taste: Become drier and earthy and tartness disappears.  Lingers a little bit with some syrupy notes (a bit candied). Finishes with some apple peal tartness and dryness.
On ice: Carbonation and fizz is slightly cut. Becomes thinner and less sweet, though overall minimal change.

Additional Notes: The Strongbow Rose is a sweet, light red apple (dessert) forward drink with a bit of rose elements from the colouring – and apple peel driven. A mild apple, not overly different than other similar rosé cider  offerings.  Lighter than most other Strongbows, it can appeal to a wine or mixed drink enthusiast or someone who enjoys a more breezy summer drink.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Angry Orchard – Rosé
More Sour – Ernest – Rubee
More Dry – Clafeld – Rosehip Cider
More Crisp – Brickworks – Rosé Cider

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