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401 Cider Company – Apple Pie Cider

401 Cider Company – Apple Pie Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  401 Brewery – Apple Pie Cider
Sampled April 2018

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Flavoured – Spiced
Location of Brewing:
Colborne, ON
ABV: 6.5%
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, mulling spices, brown sugar, caramel colour, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
At retail store and online
Apple and spices
Golden rusty brown
Medium, semi-frequently streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma of sweet apples and baking spices. Caramel notes
Initial Taste: Light bite from slight acidity and apple elements. Quick cinnamon and baking spice flavours come out strongly. Vanilla, crust-like flavours also there.
After Taste: All initial flavours continue with sweet apple flavours become more obvious. Long lingering. Very smooth and sweet finish.
On ice: Carbonation is cut. Spices are reduced – including the heat from the spices. Creamy apple flavours remain.

Additional Notes: 401’s Apple Pie Cider is spot on to the dessert it’s named after. A very accurate medley of flavours, it starts as more of the vanilla-like crust flavours, moving towards more of the apple pie filling flavours as it progresses. With strong baking spices (especially cinnamon), this is a perfect dessert drink for any cider fan. Smooth, creamy and rich, it is well-balanced overall.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 4.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Blood Orange Cider
More Sour – Thornbury Spiced Apple Cider
More Dry – Spirit Tree Pumpkin Cider
More Crisp – Collective Arts Pear Saison Cider

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