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401 Cider Company – The Gatsby

401 Cider Company – The Gatsby

Cider Profile:

Name:  401 Cider The Gatsby
Sampled August 2017

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Location of Brewing: Colborne, On
: 6%
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, cocoa powder, sugar, natural flavour, sulphites, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750 mL (bottle)
All year – retail store and online
Deep yellow with brown hues
Tiny constantly streaming bubbles.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong smell of dark chocolate – with musty apple aromas.
Initial Taste: Mild bite. Quick dark chocolate flavour that has bitter notes. Some sour apple tastes.
After Taste: Chocolate becomes more creamy – that lingers for a long time. Apple flavours remain, become sweeter. Semi-dry finish from both chocolate and the apples.
On ice: Carbonation is cut. Chocolate is less creamy, apple flavours more prevalent.

Additional Notes: The Gatsby is an incredibly unique cider that boldly features dark chocolate flavour from the added Donini chocolate. It is well-balanced and is executed very well as chocolate is a risky ingredient. This cider features the depth of good quality chocolate – without compromising being a cider, featuring a lot of layers of apple flavours. It is full-bodied and would be perfect dessert cider… or a good aphrodisiac to impress your partner.

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

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