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401 Cider Company – Raspberry

401 Cider Company – Raspberry

Cider Profile:

Name: 401 Cider Co – Raspberry Cider
Sampled March 2020

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Flavoured – Raspberry
Location of Brewing:
Colborne, ON
Website Link:
Fermented apple and cranberry juice, sugar, sulphites, natural flavour, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 341mL (cans)
At retail store and online
Raspberry and Apple
Pale rose-gold/red
Mix of small to medium bubbles, infrequently streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium candied raspberry. Tart apple and cranberry.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from acidity. Quick, sweet candied raspberry. Some sourness from the cranberry juice.
After Taste: Raspberry flavour diminished from the primary taste, but cranberry remains strong. Some mild sour apple flavours peak through. Sugary/sweet residue that lingers in the mouth. Dry finish.
On ice: Becomes thinner and less sweet on ice. Less tart but more alcohol flavour.

Additional Notes: This raspberry cider offering from 401 Cider Co is a semi-sweet, candied, somewhat more commercially appealing offering from the company. It starts out with sour raspberries and transitions into a dry, cranberry finish. As a slightly sour but mostly sweet cider, we recommend consuming this on ice to thin the cider out.

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

Next recommendations:
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Brickworks – Rosé Cider
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More Dry – Forbidden – Raspberry
More Crisp – Ernest Cider – Rubee

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