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Domaine Cléroux – Nation Spiked (Medium Dry)

Domaine Cléroux – Nation Spiked (Medium Dry)

Cider Profile:

Name:   Domaine Cléroux Nation Spiked (Medium Dry)
Sampled June 2020

Brand: Domaine Cléroux
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Casselman, ON
Website Link:
Apples, maple syrup, sulfites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
At Domaine Cléroux, Retail Store, Cassel Brewery
Transparent golden yellow
Medium, infrequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Crisp, fresh and candied apple notes, including green apple. Smells almost hopped.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity, mild bite from carbonation. Quickly fresh, fleshy dessert apple. Mild maple syrup hints that are semi-earthy.  Somewhat tangy.
After Taste: Apple flavour continues the same, is rather crisp. Ends semi-dry, with brown sugar notes.
On ice: Thinner mouthfeel. More alcohol and earthy notes emerge.

Additional Notes: A very country, rural inspired cider, this medium-dry maple syrup-infused cider from Domaine Cléroux is very juicy and apple forward, with a rustic edge to it. Rather clean and crisp, it refreshes and satisfies. Has a unique brown sugar finish, despite it not listing it as an ingredient.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Reinhart’s Red Apple – Strong
More Sour – Stock & Row – Slow & Low
More Dry – Pommies – Farmhouse
More Crisp – Duxbury Cider – Heritage 1650

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