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Stella Artois – Cidre

Stella Artois – Cidre

Cider Profile:

Name:  Stella Artois Cidre
Sampled: September 2016

Brand: Anheuser-Busch Inbev.
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Balswinsville, New York
ABV: 4.5%
Website Link: Stella Artois
Ingredients: Cider, water, sugar, citric acid, natural apple flavour, natural colours, sodium citrate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 43g/LSize(s) available: 473mL (cans)
Availability: All year – LCBO
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Golden yellow
Carbonation: Very carbonated, mostly still bubbles, with some foam

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium smell, candied apples and beer aromas
Initial Taste: Smooth, crisp with strong apple flavours (candied and sour apple flavours).
After Taste: Sour characteristics grow but disappears quickly. Dry, slightly hoppy finish.
On ice: Very similar to not on ice, but apple flavours are reduced slightly.

Additional Notes: Overall, Stella Cidre is incredibly smooth and easy to drink apple cider. This cider shares a lot of similarities with Stella Artois beer – its smell, its appearance, its consistency and dry with   some hoppy flavours. This cider aims to be as sophisticated as the beer it’s associated with. We’d recommend this cider to gluten-sensitive individuals who may miss the taste of beer.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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