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Malus – Hopped Cider

Malus – Hopped Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Malus – Hopped Cider
Sampled January 2019

Brand: Malus Cider House
Apple – Hopped
Location of Brewing:
Niagara on the Lake, ON
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, sugar, hops, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 42 g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (cans)
Sunflower yellow
Small frequently steaming bubbles with foam.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium-strong fleshy and musty desert apples. Some acidity.
Initial Taste: Slight bite from carbonation quickly – followed by some acidity and sweet desert apples. Mild hops flavour.
After Taste: Smooth apples slightly give way to some hops in the aftertaste (that are mainly found in the back of the mouth.)  Clean apple with some candied elements.
On ice: Carbonation is reduced, becomes slightly more astringent and hopped.

Additional Notes:  A bright and clean cider, the Malus Hopped is an easy-to-drink offering – with a slight hoppy finish.  It is semi-sweet but not sugary.  It’s a smoother/milder hop experience than most other hopped ciders and most beers, so it may be a nice alternative if you aren’t particularly a hops fan.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Hopped
More Sour – Brickworks – Chronicles of Hops
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Dry Hopped
More Crisp – Eden Grove – Perfect Pear

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