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The Old Tun – Original Cider

The Old Tun – Original Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: The Old Tun – Original Cider
Sampled October 2020

Brand:  The Old Tun (Ridge Point Wine)
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Niagara, ON
ABV: 6.5%
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:  N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability: Online via Drink Collab
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Large, streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Pulpy apple with some acidic notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Apple is slightly funky and earthy.  Not overly forward with some woody elements and citrus/orange notes.
After Taste: Apple flavour dissipates and leaves earthy/funky fermentation notes and yeast elements. Some astringency.
On ice: Reduced flavour and carbonation

Additional Notes:  The Old Tun Original Cider is a pulpy, slightly earthy and funky cider that has strong citrus flavours – in particular unique orange and lemon notes. It’s not overly apple forward, and features a tingly carbonation.  Underlying astringency and farmhouse notes provide some depth.  

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny – Apple Cider
More Sour – West Ave – Legend of the Fall
More Dry – 
More Crisp – Niagara Cider – Dry No. #1

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