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Farmgate – Russet Craft

Farmgate – Russet Craft

Cider Profile:

Name: Farmgate – Russet Craft
Sampled September 2021

Brand: Farmgate Cider
Type:  Apple – Single Varietal
Location of Brewing: Carp, ON
ABV: 9%
Website Link:
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 375ml (bottle)
Availability: Farmgate online store + select Ottawa farmers markets
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Hazy, straw yellow
Carbonation: Medium streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, pulpy and funky bitter-sharp apples with some tannic notes.
Initial Taste: Medium tingle from carbonation combined with tart notes, followed by semi-sharp bright apples. Heritage and tannic. Dry, tart and clean with a hint of caramel notes.  Lots of body
After Taste: Becomes less apple focused but retains many other characteristics.  Cleanness remains with a bit more acidity.  Long lingering.
On ice: A bit brighter and cleaner.

Additional Notes:  The Russet by Farmgate Cider Co is a dry, bitter sharp offering that is clean with a touch of tannic notes.  Quite full bodied, it lingers a while retaining the apple characteristics while getting dryer.  Very classic, heritage style offering that has a lot of depth.  Very crisp/fruity and apple forward. Has a lot of body but still light to consume, with a touch of tingly carbonation.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Two Blokes – Golden Mile
More Sour – Kings Mill – Russet Heritage
More Dry – Loch Mor – Russet (Danforth Series)
More Crisp – Clafeld – Russet Single Varietal

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