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Thornbury – Cranberry Apple

Thornbury – Cranberry Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Thornbury – Cranberry Apple Cider
Sampled July 2018

Brand: Thornbury Village Cider House
Flavoured – Cranberry
Location of Brewing:
Thornbury, ON
Website Link:
Apples, cranberry juice, cane sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 74 g/L

Size(s) available: 471 mL (can)
LCBO and Retail Store
Bright ruby red
Mixture of small streaming bubbles and basically still large bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma overall. Strong cranberry smell with sweet and tart apple notes.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Quick, strong cranberry flavours that are both sweet and slightly tart. Sweet apple undertones. Some bitter notes.
After Taste: Cranberry continues strongly. Apple becomes a bit more obvious then dissipates, leaving a semi-dry finish. A gritty sugar residue that lingers in the mouth and teeth.
On ice: Almost the same on ice. Maybe slightly less sweet though.

Additional Notes: Thornbury’s Cranberry Cider is a sweeter offering than their original craft cider, that is almost just an alcoholic cranberry juice. With cranberry being the dominate flavour, apple is most definitely the secondary flavour in the drink. Very full bodied and fruity – with a heavier mouth feel – it would go well with a holiday turkey dinner. A great substitution for a vodka cranberry cocktail.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Feral Cider
More Sour – 401 Cranberry Apple Cider
More Dry – Great Cider Cranberry Cider
More Crisp – Spirit Tree Cranberry Spritzer

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