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King’s Mill Cider – Scrumpy

King’s Mill Cider – Scrumpy

Cider Profile:

Name:  King’s Mill Cider – Scrumpy
Sampled November 2018

Brand:  King’s Mill Cider
Location of Brewing:
Stirling, ON
Website Link:
Ontario Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL(Bottle)
Availability: Retail Store and Online, Havloc Farmers Market
Light sunshine yellow
Minimal medium, still bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium earthy, almost wheat-bread like aroma. Damp and woody notes.
Initial Taste: No bite. Tangy, sweet and earthy flavours amongst the single variety apple taste.
After Taste: Builds quickly, becomes more tangy and wood-like.  Scrumpy characteristics very prevalent, has some grittiness. More acidic and vinegar-like the more you consume. Very dry finish.
On ice: Thinner consistency on ice. Little change flavour-wise.

Additional Notes:  The Kings Mill’s still scrumpy is a unique offering, but possibly would not appeal to the newer cider consumer. With earthy, tangy and vinegar-like characteristics, it is far from commercial and very close to a standard British scrumpy offering. You really taste the flavours infused in by-way of the fermentation processes, and you only really get a single apple flavour in this one. This is a good way to introduce yourself to the infamous super-dry scrumpy that many Brits love so much!

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 4.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks Batch 1904
More Sour – Clafeld – Smashed Apple
More Dry – County Cider – A Tortured Path
More Crisp – Pommies – Farmhouse Cider

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