The Cider Crate


Pombucha – Cider+Kombucha

Cider Profile:

Name:   Pombucha – Cider+Kombucha
Sampled September 2019

Brand: Drink Lab Inc.
Apple – Blended
Location of Brewing:
Toronto, ON
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Apples, kombucha (water, green tea, cane sugar, bacteria culture), yeast
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 29g/l

Size(s) available: 473ml (Can)
Slightly hazy, bright straw yellow
Carbonation: Fine, infrequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild, sweet apples with a hint of fruity mango-like smell.  Light tea notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation, followed by sweet semi-dry dessert apples and some hints of fruity notes.  Light and crisp apples.  Some astringency. Medium level tropical flavours, like mango, pineapple.
After Taste: Becomes drier with time, ending with some mild green tea elements and notes.  Lingers awhile on the tongue.
On ice: Less carbonation. Slightly less flavour.

Additional Notes:  This dessert like cider, Pombucha is a mix of light, crisp apples (about ¾ in flavour) with about ¼ kombucha flavours.  The tea leaves it finishing dry and a slightly earthy.  Kombucha is present, but lacking a defined flavour it gets lost in the apples. The tropical flavours present, really make it stand out from other ciders at the LCBO. This one is easy to consume, just be aware it may have some caffeine from the green tea/kombucha.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3.5

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