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The Old Tun – Russet

The Old Tun – Russet

Cider Profile:

Name: The Old Tun – Russet
Sampled October 2020

Brand: The Old Tun (Ridgeport Wine inc)
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Niagara, ON
ABV: 9.5%
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Drink Collab Online Store
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Translucent, sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Large, infrequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Sweet apple. Bright, light apples with some acidic notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Bright apple with some earthy and nutty elements.  Light bodied with some vanilla elements.
After Taste: Apple becomes less present, barrel age elements become more noticeable as time goes on. Finished slightly woody and mostly dry, kind of juicy.
On ice: Slightly less apple focused and flavourful, however quite similar.

Additional Notes: The Russet Cider from The Old Tun is a barrel aged single-varietal cider but lighter than most other barrel aged offerings.  Tastes quite similar to the unfermented flesh and skin of the apple. Vanilla and woody notes, with a pretty traditional apple flavour of the Russet apple. Light bodied and smooth, its easy to drink (particularly for being a barrel-aged cider)

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Spy Cider – Golden Eye
More Sour – The Old Third – Golden Russet
More Dry – Loch Mor – Golden Russet
More Crisp – Thornbury – Honeycrisp Cider

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