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Great Cider – Cranberry

Great Cider – Cranberry

Cider Profile:

Name:  Great Cider – Cranberry Cider
First sampled May 2018
Last updated: October 2020

Brand: The Great Canadian Cider Company
Flavoured – Cranberry
Location of Brewing:
Collingwood, ON
Website Link:
Organic cider, organic cranberry
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 25g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (cans)
Salmon pink with some rusty hues
Medium streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Clean, slightly sweet cranberry aroma with mild sweet apples notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation but very smooth from the start.  Light, tart cranberry flavour – amongst a medley of fresh, fleshy apple flavours. Sour green apple notes. Some earthy hints.
After Taste: Apple flavours continue and linger awhile. Cranberry becomes stronger, building in intensity for a bit. Somewhat tangy, semi-dry finish. Tonic like notes.
On ice: Ice cuts the carbonation and makes the taste and mouth feel thinner.

Additional Notes: Great Cider’s Cranberry Cider starts with apples being the more so first detectable flavours; and cranberry being more in the backend of the cider drinking experience. There is a nice medley of apple varieties noticeable – with the sweet, fleshy, tangy and sour notes nicely matched and balanced amongst each other. The cranberry flavour is tart and mildly sweet but not overpowering on the palate. Not a juicy cranberry base, tasting more so infused into the cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Thornbury – Cranberry Apple Cider
More Sour – County Cider Co – Feral Cider
More Dry – 401 Cider – Cranberry Apple
More Crisp – Pommies Cranberry Cider

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