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No Boats on Sunday

No Boats on Sunday

Cider Profile:

Name: No Boats on Sunday (NS Edition, ON version is Hopped)
Sampled July 2017

Brand: No Boats on Sunday
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing:
Truro, Nova Scotia
Website Link:
Hard cider (fermented apple juice with fructose), carbon dioxide, potassium sorbate, sulphites, hops.
Gluten Free:
Yes (Unconfirmed, please be mindful, some consumers have had reactions)
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml Bottle
Wine Shop Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Provincial Liquor Stores
Pale yellow
Mix of medium and fine streaming bubbles.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, musty, mature apple. Extra sweet.
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Single variety, crisp apple taste.
After Taste:  Becomes smooth quickly, Semi-long lingering aftertaste that is pretty mild.  More apple skin flavours than the flesh.  Candied apple finish.
On ice:  Cuts out the carbonation a lot, similar taste.

Additional Notes:  An east-coast offering, No Boats on Sunday has a very crisp, clean single-variety apple taste.  No frills, not commercial but not overly crafty.  No Boats on Sunday could be considered a very “down the middle” classic tasting cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks – Queen Street 501
More Sour – Forbidden Artisanal Cider
More Dry – County Cider – A Tortured Path
More Crisp – Reinhart’s Red Apple Light Cider

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14 comments on “No Boats on Sunday

  1. This ingredient list suggests gluten free. Is it 100% gluten free and if so, why is it not labeled as such. I am celiac and what a good cider… I have tried it but want to be sure it is gluten free before I buy a bunch, please

  2. Warning – it’s not gluten-free. My partner is celiac and has had a bad reaction to drinking both flavours of NBoS

  3. Cannot recommend this cider to anyone. It’s odor is off-putting, flavour is simply meh at best and aftertaste is the best part, since it lets you know you’re done drinking it. Get ANY other cider beside this. I honestly want my money back. Do not recommend this.

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