Name: Steel Town – Salvaje (Pet Nat)
Sampled December 2020
|Brand: Steel Town Cider Co.
Type: Apple – Pet Nat
Location of Brewing: Hamilton, ON
Website Link: drinksteeltowncider.com
Ingredients: Pressed apples
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 355ml (can)
Availability: Steel Town online and retail stores
Colour: Cloudy, freshly-cut straw
Carbonation: Small, frequently streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Acidic, pulpy and bright tannic notes
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Dry funky, pulpy apples that have some creamy elements to it. Some acidic and acetic notes. A lot of crabapple undertones. Slightly cellared/funky tasting. Punchy astringency and sourness.
After Taste: Becomes more dry in the aftertaste with some gritty elements. Sourness lingers but weakens. Funk notes remain awhile. Slight buttery aftertaste.
On ice: Carbonation greatly reduced. Some punchy elements lessened.
Additional Notes: The Salvaje by Steel Town is as hard to describe as its name is to say. A funky cider without many harsh notes with a creamy, acetic, crabapple-like base. Not overly long lingering but a bit of a slightly buttery aftertaste. It has a lot of unique notes, but still has that Steel Town edge. Not a beginner cider, but something that could definitely open up a palate. Spanish sidra essences. Salvaje translates to ‘Wild’ in Spanish.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 4
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2.5
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