Name: Thornbury – Blood Orange
Sampled October 2019
|Brand: Thornbury Cider Co.
Type: Flavoured – Blood Orange
Location of Brewing: Thornbury, ON
Website Link: thornburycraft.com
Ingredients: Apple cider, fresh pressed apple juice, orange zest, blood orange juice, sucrose, natural flavour, sulfites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium-strong aroma. Candied orange. Sweet with some apple notes.
Initial Taste: Some bite from carbonation acidity. Initially some semi-sweet, woody apple notes that quickly change to sweet orange dominant.
After Taste: Remains and grows in specifically blood orange flavour, leaving the taste but not the texture of an orange juice. Long lasting aftertaste in the back of the mouth.
On ice: Carbonation cut, slightly smoother.
Additional Notes: Different than other ciders, the Blood Orange by Thornbury is a sweet but not sugary offering. After the first sip, you would be surprised to find you were not drinking an Italian soda. With a cider base, it’s sweet but not overpowering. Smooth, easy to drink and a nice flavour you don’t see too often used.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Fruity – 4.5
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