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Loch Mor Cider – Golden Russet 

Loch Mor Cider – Golden Russet 

Cider Profile:

Name: Loch More Cider Company – Golden Russet
Sampled November 2019

Brand: Loch Mor Cider Company (formerly Settlers Cider 2019)
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing:
Hillier, ON
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
From Settlers Cider retail store + online
Slightly hazy, bright golden-rod yellow
Frequently streaming medium bubbles.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Semi-tart, crisp and peel like. Slightly earthy.
Initial Taste: Extremely fizzy that takes over the initial taste, once dissipated a little, golden russet apples (dry, semi-tart, not overly apple forward) become present.
After Taste: As carbonation reduces, earthy and more natural elements become present. Some woody notes, but it does not linger a long time.  Has a slight film and finished a bit like tonic water.
On ice: Carbonation dramatically reduced, tartness cut and becomes much lighter.  One of the biggest differences on vs no ice we have come across.

Additional Notes:  This almost fuzzy cider, the Golden Russet by Settlers Cider Co is easier to drink than other golden russets single-varietal ciders as the apples are not as harsh – if you can get past the high carbonation levels. Not long lingering and not overly traditional apple-flavoured forward, this reminds us of a Spanish sidra, just more carbonated and less harsh elements. Thinner, earthy and very natural tasting. Very unique among its Ontario Craft Cider contemporaries.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Windswept – Northern Spy
More Sour – Revel – Bittersweet Freedom
More Dry – Kings Mill – Scrumpy
More Crisp – Tawse – Sparkling Cider

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