Shale Ridge – Crisp Apple
Name: Shale Ridge – Crisp Apple
Sampled November 2020
|Brand: Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Location of Brewing: Thedford, ON
Website Link: shaleridgewinery.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Via Shale Ridge retail and online store
Colour: Translucent Yellow
Carbonation: Medium, infrequently streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Fresh juicy, bittersharp apples
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Medium apple with some bitter-sharp notes. Crisp and slightly tangy.
After Taste: Carbonation exits rapidly. Some stone fruit elements in aftertaste. Becomes more dry, but cleans out somewhat quickly. Some banana-ester-like notes.
On ice: Less carbonation. Little other change.
Additional Notes: The Crisp Apple by Shale Ridge, is very crisp and pleasantly simple. Very clean, and mostly bittersharp-apple focused (not too sweet, slightly tangy) with some acidic notes, the offering is a great example of a very refreshing cider. A fizzy pour but a lighter mouthfeel overall.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4
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