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Kings Mill – Farel Ice

Kings Mill – Farel Ice

Cider Profile:

Name: Kings Mill – Farel Ice
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Kings Mill Cider
Type: Pomeau
Location of Brewing: Stirling, ON
ABV: 12%
Website Link: kingsmillcider.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 750ml (bottles)
Flavour: Kings Mill online + retail stores
Colour: Transparent, bright canary-yellow
Carbonation: medium streaming bubbles 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, funky and wild bright apple.  Slightly pulpy.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation, starts with smooth, bright and semi-sweet apples but those flavours dissipate quickly.  Has a caramelized and bruised apple flavour.
After Taste: Then turns tangy, slightly funky and a bit acidic and dryness changes – becomes dominant in the long-lasting aftertaste. Herby notes.
On ice: Reduced tangy and funkyness.

Additional Notes:  Kings Mill Farel Ice is a Pommeau, a mix of iced cider and apple juice that has a very large flavour profile.  The offering starts slightly sweet, bright and smooth, but then becomes heavily caramelized, turning tangy, a bit more funky and slightly more dry as the aftertaste continues.  This cider has a lot going on, but is still very consumable, even at 12% (tastes decently alcoholic too but not sharp or astringent). 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity –  4

Next recommendations:

More Sweet – Cowbell – Original Hard Cider
More Sour – Loch Mor – Pommeau
More Dry – Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Old World Cider
More Crisp – Geissburger Farmhouse – Hard Apple Pear Cider

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