Name: Spirit Tree – Estate Reserve (2019)
Sampled May 2021
|Brand: Spirit Tree Cider Co.
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Caledon, ON
Website Link: spirittreecider.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Bright apples amongst tannic, funky apple notes. Earthy hints.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite from carbonation and acidity. Bright, slightly acetic apples that are tannic and rustic. Some bitterness and a mild astringency. Medley of apple varieties. Effervescence.
After Taste: Apples remain the same but become slightly more funky in nature. Earthy notes with hints of oak. Mostly clean finish with some mild tannic residue.
On ice: Carbonation reduced. Harsher elements reduced, becomes slightly more smooth.
Additional Notes: The 2019 Vintage of Spirit Tree’s Estate Cider is a milder than expected cider drinking experience that still has a lot of the expected estate cider elements. Tannic and mostly dry, there is a bright medley of apple varieties present here, but they present lighter than you many anticipate. Its a good starter cider into estate ciders that have tannic/heritage/estate varieties. Would pair well with food as it would not interrupt the flavours much.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3
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