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Thornbury – Raspberry Apple

Thornbury – Raspberry Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Thornbury – Raspberry Apple Cider
Sampled August 2020

Brand: Thornbury Village Cider House
Type: Flavoured – Raspberry
Location of Brewing: Thornbury, ON
ABV: 5.2%
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Ingredients: Apple cider, fresh pressed Ontario apple juice, Canadian
raspberry juice, sugar, natural flavours, sulphites

Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available:  500ml (bottle)
Availability: Thornbury retail + online store, various grocery stores across Ontario
Flavour: Raspberry
Colour: Translucent ruby red
Carbonation: Medium, infrequent streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet juicy raspberries, with a mild hit of natural bitterness. Some apple notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation, Sweet raspberry forward with some raspberry cordial notes and mouthfeel. Some semi-sour apple notes present. Thicker body.
After Taste: Moves from sweet raspberry to more fresh, traditional raspberry jam-type flavour. Flushes quickly from the mouth, with a short aftertaste and mostly clean finish.
On ice: Reduced carbonation, little other change.

Additional Notes:  The Raspberry Apple by Thornbury Craft Cider is a very raspberry-forward offering. Although some apples are present, it’s simply a canvas for smooth, juicy and fresh raspberries to showcase their taste. Very clean without any real elements of fermentation, it’s 5.2% alcohol and semi-sweet with some tart elements. Heavier, thicker body. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Pink
More Sour – County – Feral Cider
More Dry – Beaver Valley – Bumbleberry
More Crisp – 401- Raspberry Cider

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