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Walkerville City – Argyle Apple

Walkerville City – Argyle Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Walkerville City – Argyle Apple
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Walkerville City Cidery (Brewery)
Type: Apple – Traditional
Location of Brewing: Windsor, ON
ABV: 5%
Website Link: walkervillebrewery.com
Ingredients: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 19g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: LCBO 2021, Walkerville Brewery
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Transparent, pale yellow
Carbonation: Large, streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild aroma. Semi-sweet. Bright apples with slight sulphur notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Smooth, creamy, fleshy and pulpy apple notes. Clean with some brightness. Some bitter notes and some fermentation aspects.
After Taste: Apple drops out and becomes a little more like a crisp lager in taste.  More bitter and fermentation notes enter and it lingers a long time with a slight sulphur finish.
On ice: Little changes. Slightly less apple.

Additional Notes:  The Argyle Apple Cider by Walkerville City Cidery /Brewery is a medium bodied, apple forward offering that’s pretty clean but has a bit of sulphur and fermentation notes in the end.  It drinks a lot like a crisp lager and a standard pub cider, which makes sense with the brewery background.  Not too sweet, with a bit of peel and fleshy notes, its a  middle of the road cider all around, which isn’t a bad thing!

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3 

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks – Queen Street 501
More Sour – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Artisinal Cider
More Dry – County – Waupoos Premium
More Crisp – Pommies – Farmhouse Cider

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