Name: KW Cider – Canadian Shield Berries Rosé
Sampled October 2020
|Brand: KW Cider Company
Type: Flavoured – Mixed Berry
Location of Brewing: Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
Website Link: kwcider.com
Ingredients: Ontario apples, strawberries, blueberries,
raspberries, cranberries, blackcurrant, champagne yeast, cane sugar
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: KW Winter Mixpack (2020 LCBO) + KW Cider Online Store
Flavour: Mixed Berries
Colour: Rose Gold
Carbonation: Large, semi-streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Light aroma. Mixed berries and dessert apples. Stronger on ice.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Balanced mixed berries and dessert apples with a bit of sourness and bitter sharp apple notes. Crisp and clean. Mild wine-like astringency.
After Taste: Becomes more berry-focused as apple dissipates, in particular blackberry and raspberry notes. Finishes semi-juicy with little alcoholic elements.
On ice: Less carbonation and less overall berry flavour and intensity.
Additional Notes: The KW Cider Canadian Shield Berry Rosé is a light, sparkling, wine-like cider that is rather crisp and clean. With a mix of multiple types of berries found across Canada, it has some natural sweetness from the fruits. Balanced apples and berries make it light and gives it a rose gold colour. Drinks very much like a rosé wine but is very clean and light bodied.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3
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