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Carlisle Cider – Tally Ho Valley

Carlisle Cider – Tally Ho Valley

Cider Profile:

Name: Carlisle Cider – Tally Ho Valley
Sampled August 2021

Brand: The Carlisle Cider Company
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Carlisle, ON
ABV: 6.5%
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Ingredients: Apples, sulfites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Carlisle retail + online store
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent light straw yellow
Carbonation: Fine streaming bubbles
with large still on the glass

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Fermented, sulfur and funky notes. Medley of apples. Buttery notes.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite from carbonation. Fermentation note forward. Bright, crisp apples that seem bitter-sharp dominate. Some earthy/funky/dank hints
After Taste: Apple characteristics remains the same but the intensity disappears quickly. Cleans out mostly with mild fermentation and dank notes lingering. Cucumber/vegetal aspects.
On ice: Carbonation and apple are cut. Funky notes more forward.

Additional Notes:  Carlisle’s Tally Ho Valley is a very rudimentary cider in nature, that is bold with fermentation, funk and dank notes. It’s a very front-flavour heavy cider that clears out quickly, with only small lingering vegetal notes in the finish. The apples for when they are noticeable are bright and bitter-sharp tasting. Has a very dark aspect to it, so maybe more for farmhouse cider lovers.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Clafeld – Smashed Apple
More Sour – West Avenue – Legend of the Fall
More Dry – Loch Mor – Untamed (2019)
More Crisp – Grey & Gold – Heritage Dry

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