401 Cider Company – Apple Pie Cider
Name: 401 Brewery – Apple Pie Cider
Sampled April 2018
|Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Type: Flavoured – Spiced
Location of Brewing: Colborne, ON
Website Link: 401cidercompany.com
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, mulling spices, brown sugar, caramel colour, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
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
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