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Slabtown – Pineapple Mimosa

Cider Profile:

Name: Slabtown – Pineapple Mimosa
Sampled September 2020 (Updated January 2021)

Brand:  Slabtown Cider Co.
Type: Flavoured – Pineapple
Location of Brewing: Uxbridge, ON
ABV: 6.2%
Website Link:
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Slabtown Retail Store
Flavour: Pineapple
Colour:  Hazy blonde
Carbonation: Small, frequently streaming bubbles. Some foam. 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Fermented pineapple with black pepper hints. Some dessert apples.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation. Smooth, creamy pineapple. Pineapple fermentation notes are minimal. Clean green apple flavour without the sour notes. Some apple tannins.
After Taste: Pineapple continues, becomes sweeter. Vanilla hints. Ends creamy, off-dry. Mild spice notes.
On ice: Carbonation reduced. Pineapple punch is weakened. More apple notes come through.

Additional Notes:  Slabtown’s Pineapple Mimosa is a very pineapple focused offering, with mild apple notes, that remind us of green apple varieties. With a champagne yeast added, it adds a light sparkle and taste but its not heavy like a true sparkling wine. Ends quite creamy. Light body, easy drinking.  Of the two bottles we had, one was smooth (2021) the other had more pineapple fermentation notes which had some bitterness (2020).

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County – Blackberry Peach Cider
More Sour – Coffin Ridge – Tropical Hopped Cider
More Dry – Ernest – Speachless 
More Crisp – Pommies – Mimosa Cider

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1911 – Tropical

Cider Profile:

Name:  1911 – Tropical
Sampled January 2020

Brand: 1911 (Beak and Skiff)
Type:
Flavoured – Tropical Fruits
Location of Brewing:
Lafayette, NY
ABV:
6.5%
Website Link:
1911established.com
Ingredients:
Fresh Pressed Cider, sugar, malic acid, natural hlavours, sulfites to protect freshness, lightly carbonated
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Availability:
New York State
Flavour:
Tropical
Colour:  
Sunshine yellow
Carbonation:
Small, infrequently streaming bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet apple, pineapple and a hint of coconut
Initial Taste: Light bite. Sweet and creamy apple with strong elements of pineapple. Clean.
After Taste:  Longer lingering with a strong pineapple finish.  Almost pineapple juice-like at times without the pulpiness.  Slight hint of coconut in the aftertaste.
On ice: Slight reduction of carbonation on ice, rest remains the same.

Additional Notes:  The 1911 Established Tropical is an extra fruity and summery drink.  Very clean apple, with a 4 of 6 sweetness rating on the can, its pineapple first – with smooth, sweet apple second.  Aftertaste lasts a long time, but not filmy.  Unique as it’s hard to get such a clean tasting flavoured cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ace Cider – Pineapple
More Sour – Graft – Fields and Flowers
More Dry – Rootstock – Belgian Cider
More Crisp – 

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