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Revel Cider – Spirit of the Woods

Revel Cider – Spirit of the Woods

Cider Profile:

Name:  Revel Spirit of the Woods
Sampled December 2017

Brand: Revel Cider Co.
Apple – Infused
Location of Brewing:
Guelph, On
Website Link:
Heritage apples, pears, gin botanicals (juniper, orange rinds, vanilla bean, clove, cinnamon)
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500 mL (bottle)
At select bars
Apple & Gin Botanicals
Bright yellow with orange hues. Murky
Small frequently streaming bubbles, a lot of foam when poured with some remaining. Some sediment.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong musty apple with hints of juniper and gin. Floral.
Initial Taste: Medium bite but it goes smooth quickly. Semi-tart apples with a noticeable tannin presence. Some bitter notes.
After Taste: Mustiness remains. Gin, juniper and floral notes come through. Funky. Semi-dry finish.
On ice: Carbonation is dramatically cut. Flavour is reduced. More astringent and crisp.

Additional Notes: Spirit of the Woods is a strong, unique cider that boldly features the flavours from the gin barrels it was aged in. While this cider doesn’t have a long lingering flavour, it does have a quick, intense burst of flavour that is quite enjoyable. The gin botanicals infusion is noticeable and unique. If you enjoy the depth of the barreling and aging processes in sophisticated drinks, you will really enjoy this.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Pommies Original Cider
More Sour – Sea Cider – Rum Runner
More Dry – Revel Hop X
More Crisp – KW Craft Dry Cider

Links to Other Stories
Bar Review – Revel Spirit of the Woods – Craft Ottawa

Cidery Tour – Revel [December 2016]

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