Name: Slabtown – Mint Basil
Sampled March 2021
|Brand: Slabtown Cider Co.
Type: Flavoured – Herbed
Location of Brewing: Uxbridge, ON
Website Link: slabtowncider.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Seasonal – Slabtown retail + online stores
Flavour: Mint + Basil
Colour: Translucent pale yellow
Carbonation: Small frequently streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Light aroma. Pulpy apple. Hint of earthy herbs.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation but it’s tingly in the mouth. Earthy basil amongst the light, smooth apple base.
After Taste: Mild soothing mint comes through. Apple remains the same but becomes even lighter. Doesn’t linger long.
On ice: Cuts carbonation a lot. Lighter apple presence.
Additional Notes: Slabtown’s Mint Basil is one of the lightest offerings we’ve had from this cidery thus far. With a smooth, pulpy apple base, you get a bit of earthy basil upfront and some mild smoothing mint near the finish, but it’s not too intense or ‘herby’. A very tingly carbonation in this cider – drink on ice if it is too much for you since it cuts it a lot.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2
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