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401 Cider Company – Almond

401 Cider Company – Almond

Cider Profile:

Name:  401 Brewery Almond
Sampled August 2017

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
ABV: 7%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, almonds, sugar, natural flavour, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Limited – at retail store and online
Pale canary yellow
Fine and frequent small bubbles.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild smell. Mix of sulphur and apples with hints of sweet, creamy almonds
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Malty notes. Tangy, single-apple flavour. Syrup-like taste and feel. Sulphur flavours.
After Taste: Apple flavour continues. Slightly astringent. Almonds and nuttiness flavours peak through.  Semi-dry, clean finish. Peach hints.
On ice: Carbonation is drastically cut. Flavour is reduced and the ice thins out the cider.

Additional Notes: 401 Almond Cider is a very smooth and clean cider that does not linger long. With a tangy apple flavour, it is semi-dry and has wine elements. There is very fine sediment from the almonds that float around in the drink.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Apple Cider
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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