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Magnotta – Raspberry

Magnotta – Raspberry

Cider Profile:

Name:  Magnotta – Raspberry
Sampled December 2018

Brand:  Magnotta Winery
Flavoured – Raspberry
Location of Brewing:
Vaughan, ON
Website Link:
Cider, Fructose, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Metabislphite, Natural flavour.
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (Can)
Magnotta Outlet Stores and Online
Rosegold, translucent.
Small streaming bubbles. Little on ice.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Musty, acidic & tart raspberry. Also sweet and wine-like.
Initial Taste: Slight bite from carbonation and acidity.  Slightly tart. Sweet, fleshy apple, with strong, sweet raspberry flavours.
After Taste: Becomes sweeter and more sugary. Is a very sugared raspberry flavour – like you might find in a candy or if you sugar-dusted the fruit. Leaves a sugar residue/film in the mouth. Some wine cooler elements. Sweet finish that lingers.
On ice: Becomes more sweet and sugar forward.  Thinner mouthfeel.

Additional Notes:  Magnotta Raspberry follows suite with the Magnotta cider line – sweet, fruity and light with a hint of wine elements.  However, its not dry and tastes very candied. Could be a substitute for a wine cooler as it very sweet with a gritty mouth feel. Quite a commercial offering, would appeal to new cider drinkers especially.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Molson Raspberry Cider
More Sour – Clafeld Framboise Raspberry Cider
More Dry – County Blood Orange Cider
More Crisp – Pommies Cranberry Cider

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