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Great Cider – Ice Cider

Great Cider – Ice Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Great Cider – Ice Cider
Sampled November 2018

Brand: The Great Canadian Cider Company
Type: Iced Cider
Location of Brewing:
Collingwood, ON
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 250mL (bottle)
Coming soon!
Iced Cider
Rusty maple syrup
A few very fine but extra sparse bubbles on the side of the glass


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, sweet sugary aroma – with a bit of astringency and harshness found in most iced ciders.  Has a slight tangy and fermented old apple smell.
Initial Taste: No bite but a sharp kick of tangy apple and astringency. Some dessert and crab apple characteristics.
After Taste: Harshness reduces and becomes extra smooth and slightly thicker and sweet. Some spices similar to cinnamon and clove found in the aftertaste. Tangy and sweet finish.
On ice: All the tanginess is removed, becomes very smooth. Aftertaste dissipates quicker.

Additional Notes:  Having more of a true apple flavour than a lot of normal hard ciders – and most iced ciders- have, the Great Cider Iced Cider is smoother and easier to drink then other ice ciders we have tried – especially on ice.  It somewhat mimics the fruit filling in a warm apple pie. Reminds us of walking though an orchard, with that crisp winter air taste and sensation coming to mind.  For more astringency and harshness, drink neat, but for a considerably smoother experience from start to finish, drink on ice. Deserving of its recent Gold Medal win at the 2018 Cider Craft Awards!

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –
More Sour – Kings Mill – Scrumpy
More Dry – Fieldbird – Buzzing Chatter
More Crisp – 

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