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Thomson – Original

Thomson – Original

Cider Profile:

Name:   Thomson Farms – Original Craft Cider
Sampled November 2019

Brand: Thomson Farms Craft Ciders
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Sault St. Marie, ON
Website Link:
100% Ontario Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:  N/A

Size(s) available: 355mL (Bottle)
Availability: At retail store
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Pale translucent straw yellow
Carbonation: Medium frequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Semi-tart, semi-dry, apple forward.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Quick semi-sweet apple notes. Some fermentation flavours. Slightly earthy and metallic.
After Taste: Medley of apple flavours prevail and linger. Semi-dry finish. Tangy.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced a lot. Slightly less tangy.

Additional Notes: Northern Ontario’s first craft cider brand, Thomson’s Original Craft Cider, features a very unique blend of apple flavours that are tart, sweet and tannic. With a lot carbonation, it is rather champagne like – partially as it has a light flavour profile. Flavour lingers awhile. Defined as being very crisp, tangy and clean.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest – Dry
More Sour – Brickworks – Batch 1904 Cider
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Draught
More Crisp – Shiny Apple – Original Apple Cider

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