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Kings Mill – Black Currant

Kings Mill – Black Currant

Cider Profile:

Name: Kings Mill – Black Currant
Sampled June 2021

Brand: Kings Mill Cider
Type: Flavoured – Black Currant
Location of Brewing: Stirling, ON
ABV: 8.5
Website Link:
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottles)
Flavour: Kings Mill online + retail stores
Colour:  Translucent deep ruby red
Carbonation: Small streaming bubbles,
very foamy when poured

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Fruity black currant with some astringency.
Initial Taste: Tingly bite from carbonation. Quick juicy black currant with some grit from berry skins. Bitters harp apples are noticeable. Very black currant dominate. Earthy hints.
After Taste: Black currant becomes slightly weaker, apples come out a touch more. Dry finish with some fermentation notes present.
On ice: Slightly less carbonation. Tastes a bit less alcoholic.

Additional Notes:  Kings Mill Black Currant is a very berry dominant cider – with the black currants leading the way the entire journey, with a secondary presence from the apple base. This is a very gritty and authentic black currant flavour – you can almost taste the berry skins in this one. Mostly dry, it’s elevated and is almost wine-like at times. It’s 8.5% and it definitely tastes alcoholic as well. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4.5 

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Archibalds – Hard Currant Cider
More Sour – Heartwood – Currant Affair
More Dry – 
More Crisp – 401 Cider – Black Currant

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