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Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Pink

Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Pink

Cider Profile:

Name:  Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Pink
Sampled July 2018

Brand: Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery
Type: Flavoured – Raspberry
Location of Brewing: Annan, Ontario
ABV: 5.5%
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Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, raspberry juice, sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 48 g/LSize(s) available: 473mL (cans)
Availability: LCBOs, select restaurants, Coffin Ridge retail store,various grocery stores in Ontario.
Flavour: Raspberry
Colour: Rose pink
Carbonation: Very few small streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild aroma. Very sweet raspberry and sweet apple notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Some acidity. Quick hit of fresh sweet raspberries that are slightly tart. Medley of apple flavours provide undertone notes. Minor pear notes.
After Taste: Raspberry becomes more candied in taste. Some more tart flavours of the apple come through.  Long lasting with a bit of a sugary residue left behind in the mouth.
On ice: Less sweet and reduced carbonation. Raspberry taste reduced. Becomes a thinner consistency.

Additional Notes:  A semi-candied raspberry and apple flavour, the Forbidden Pink raspberry flavoured cider is light and crisp. While made at a winery, the elements reminds us more of a cooler cocktail than wine-inspired. This is a rather sweet cider that leaves a sugar film in the mouth that lingers, so ice helps cut that residue, sweetness and makes it slightly more dry to consume.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Thornbury Cranberry Apple Cider
More Sour – Clafeld Framboise Raspberry Cider
More Dry – Ernest Rubee Cider
More Crisp – Pommies Red Sangria Cider

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