Name: Spirit Tree – Apple Cranberry Cider Spritzer
Sampled February 2020
|Brand: Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
Type: Apple – Light
Location of Brewing: Caledon, ON
Website Link: spirittreecider.ca
Ingredients: Carbonated apple cider, cranberry juice, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet rosé aroma with some must. Some apple and cranberry notes.
Initial Taste: No bite but slightly tingly. Quickly sweet with some acidity. Tart but mellow cranberry flavours quickly noticeable. Sweet apple flavours quite prominent. Somewhat tangy.
After Taste: Cranberry and apple flavours continue strong. Remains sweet. Slight mustiness and earthy notes. Crisp, light finish.
On ice: Thins out drink. Makes it more watery/juice-like.
Additional Notes: Spirit Tree’s Apple Cranberry Cider Spritzer is exactly as promised. Its light in feel but not in taste. With a mostly singular flavour journey, it starts similar to how to it finishes. Very full bodied, it is slightly tart from the cranberries – with the apples adding the sweetness. A tingly, light carbonation fit well into the spritzer scheme of alcoholic drinks. At 2.5%, it is unique amongst current cider offerings in Ontario and could be a more responsible choice.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5
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