Name: Grey & Gold – Highlander
Sampled February 2021
|Brand: Grey & Gold Cider Company
Type: Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing: Clarksberg, ON
Website Link: greyandgoldcider.com
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability: Grey & Gold online + retail stores
Colour: Transparent sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Large, infrequently streaming
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong aroma. Juicy hops with bright, heritage apples. Some funk.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity. Strong funk notes. Bright apples. Juicy citra hop notes that are lemony and sharp.
After Taste: Apple base slowly dwindles. Woody, earthy and acetic. Unique nuttiness. Ends dry with lingering wild notes.
On ice: Reduced flavours except it is slightly more hopped forward. Less sour.
Additional Notes: The Highlander by Grey & Gold is a hopped cider but with a wild twist. Starting off with some strong funk notes, it makes way for some citra hopped notes that quickly come and dissipate. There is a bright apple base that remains the same the entire journey. Near the finish, the funkiness accelerates with woody and nutty notes appearing that linger awhile into and past the finish.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3.5
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