Spy – Never Say Never
Name: Spy – Never Say Never
Sampled September 2020
|Brand: Spy Ciderhouse and Distillery
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Clarksburg, ON
Website Link: spydistillery.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 473ml (cans)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Pulpy, crisp apple. Some bittersharp hints. Some acidity.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Sharp, acidic but clean and bright apple medley flavours. Medium tannic levels.
After Taste: Tannins start to diminish, becomes a cleaner, sharper apple. Tangy, semi-dry finish.
On ice: Carbonation reduced. Slightly less tangy and less tannins. Minimal change to apple profile.
Additional Notes: A very clean offering from Spy, this Never Say Never is made with organic apples harvested at their estate. Crisp, it has a tangy acidity from start to finish. Very apple forward with some mild earthy, natural hints. Straightforward apple cider with some depth – from fermentation process + heritage apples – but not too complex to not be appreciated by most.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4
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