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Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Old World

Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Old World

Cider Profile:

Name: Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Old World
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House
Type: Apple – Traditional
Location of Brewing: Thedford, ON
ABV: 6.3%
Website Link:
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 1L (bottle)
Availability: Twin Pines retail + online store
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Golden yellow
Carbonation: Small, infrequently streaming


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Rich caramelized and crisp apples. Slightly tart and earthy.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Off-dry apples. Tannins and acidity. Red peel notes. Fermentation and alcohol notes present.
After Taste: Apple remains the same but becomes smoother and slightly more peel focused. Bitter/ fermentation elements reduces.
On ice: Carbonation almost eliminated. Less apple-forward.

Additional Notes:  Twin Pines’ Hammer Bent Old World Cider is a traditional, rudimentary cider to the maximum. Rich in apple flavours from start to finish, it has a lot of red peel notes that become more present near the end. Tannins, acidity, fermentation and astringency all greet you throughout the sipping journey to add depth and complexity. A cider connoisseurs dream but could also be loved by new cider drinkers looking to try something as traditional as possible in Ontario with no additives.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 4.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Duxbury – Side Road Cider
More Sour – Duntroon – Empire Extra Dry Cyder
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