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Hounds of Erie – Best in Show

Hounds of Erie – Best in Show

Cider Profile:

Name: Hounds of Erie – Best in Show
Sampled January 2021

Brand:  Hounds of Erie Winery
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Clear Creek, ON
ABV: 4%
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Ingredients: Apple, sulphites, potassium benzonate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability: Hounds of Erie Online and Retail Stores
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Medium streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet, pulpy bright apples. Crisp and acidity. Clean.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Semi-sweet, tangy and crisp apples appear very quickly. Bittersharp apples that pop, with some heritage-like tannins. Mild maple and woody hints. Citrus-like acidity.
After Taste: Remains very apple forward. Apple really pops. Clean finish. Honey notes.
On ice: Mild reduction in carbonation. Flavour remains the same.

Additional Notes:  Best in Show by Hounds of Erie is a very brilliant apple forward cider that really pops with flavour and clarity. Being clean, it still has some tannic depth. Tangy, crisp and ultra refreshing. Bright apples make it taste sweeter but it has no added sugar. Wide consumer appeal to this offering.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Puddicombe – Apple Family Tree Cider
More Sour – East Street – Landmark Dry
More Dry – West Avenue – Heritage Dry
More Crisp – 

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