Farmgate – Stagecoach
Name: Farmgate – Stagecoach
Sampled October 2020
|Brand: Farmgate Cider
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Carp, ON
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability: Farmgate online store (and select Ottawa Farmers Markets)
Colour: Translucent, dark yellow/rustic orange
Carbonation: Medium and Large semi-streaming bubbles.
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong aroma. Medley of different apples that are juicy and mature – with some acidic elements.
Initial Taste: Strong bite from carbonation. Quickly acidic with a mature & cellared apple taste. Some tannins present with farmhouse funk. Heavier mouthfeel.
After Taste: Becomes less apple forward, with more fermentation and other elements present. Some caramelized apple and stone fruit notes that are slightly saline.
On ice: Thinner and reduced carbonation.
Additional Notes: This very apple forward offering from Farmgate, the Stagecoach, has significant acidic and mature apple elements. It’s juicy and quite flavourful; as well as a lot of bite and depth elements. Has a medley of bright apples in the mix. This is a full-flavoured offering that has a nice rustic/normandy style finish.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4
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