Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Scrumpy
Name: Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Scrumpy
Sampled August 2021
|Brand: Twin Pines Orchards and Ciderhouse
Type: Apple – Scrumpy
Location of Brewing: Thedford, ON
Website Link: twinpineorchards.com
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 1L (bottle)
Availability: Twin Pines Retail + online store
Colour: Transparent straw yellow
Carbonation: Medium, infrequently streaming
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Fermentation and funk. Creamy fleshy apple.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation. A semi-crisp and acidic apple that is naturally bright and fleshy that comes out quickly. Tonic notes and astringency. Bitterness.
After Taste: Apple dissipates rather quickly, leaving some fermentation notes that lingers.
On ice: Little reduction in carbonation. Not much difference for flavour, less harsh elements overall.
Additional Notes: Twin Pines’ Hammer Bent Scrumpy is a very dry, authentic scrumpy experience that features bright apples amongst the prevalent bitter and harsher elements (like fermentation notes). The apple is also slightly creamy – which we think is unique for a scrumpy – but does not linger long. Semi-heavy on the fermentation process, it adds acidity, astringency and bitter notes. A good representation of the British style that’s not as overpowering as other scrumpies we have had in the past.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry – 4.5
Fruity – 2.5
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