Name: Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Organic Cider
Sampled December 2020
|Brand: Twin Pines Orchards and Ciderhouse
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Thedford, ON
Website Link: twinpinesorchards.com
Ingredients: Organic apples
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 750ml (bottles)
Availability: Twin Pines Ciderhouse
Colour: Transparent golden yellow
Carbonation: Medium infrequently streaming
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong aroma. Bright bittersharp apples that are very forward. Fresh, juicy, pulpy apple.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Strong juicy heritage apple. Bright and clean. Rustic notes.
After Taste: Apple flavour continues but becomes very tannic. A lot of apple peel notes. Dry finish.
On ice: Slightly reduced flavour and mouthfeel but minimal difference.
Additional Notes: Twin Pines’ Hammer Bent Organic Cider is a very apple forward experience that is incredibly crisp and clean. With bright bittersharp and heritage apples, it starts very crisp, tangy and juicy, becoming rather tannic and peel flavour oriented into the aftertaste. Tingly carbonation that uplifts the natural apple flavours. Straightforward and bold apple cider taste with no off or residual notes. Sophisticated but yet approachable to cider fans – well crafted. Made with entirely Ontario organic apples and certified organic by pro-cert. An old world, rustic offering.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4
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