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York County Cider – Like an Academic

York County Cider – Like an Academic

Cider Profile:

Name: York County Cider – Like an Academic
Sampled January 2018

Brand:  York County Cider
Flavoured – Blueberry
Location of Brewing:
York County, New Brunswick
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 341mL (bottle)
New Brunswick Liquor Stores
Light blueberry (purple, red)
Infrequent small bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Metallic, musty and ferment notes. Subtle blueberry.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from acidity. Coppery-metallic tasting with some aged oak elements. Mild sour notes in the initial taste. Some mulled notes presence from aged and wild-tasting blueberries.
After Taste: Long lingering fermentation process flavours. Becomes more tart but dissipates in taste quickly overall.
On ice: Smoother with less sour notes. Overall flavour slightly reduced.

Additional Notes:  Focusing mostly on the blueberry and fermentation process flavours, this unique offering is very earthy – with some dry and sour elements.  Not a lot of apple, and not overly long-lasting, a strong metallic and oak presence is obvious from start to finish.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – No Boats on Sunday
More Sour – 401 Cider Black Currant
More Dry – Bulwark Blush Cider
More Crisp – Ernest Rubee 

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One comment on “York County Cider – Like an Academic

  1. York County Cider

    Thank you for trying our cider. We look forward to further feedback in order to strengthen our product. Cheers!

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