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Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Scrumpy

Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Scrumpy

Cider Profile:

Name: Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Scrumpy
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Twin Pines Orchards and Ciderhouse
Type: Apple – Scrumpy
Location of Brewing: Thedford, ON
ABV: 6.2%
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 1L (bottle)
Availability: Twin Pines Retail + online store
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Transparent straw yellow
Carbonation: Medium, infrequently streaming

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Fermentation and funk. Creamy fleshy apple.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation. A semi-crisp and acidic apple that is naturally bright and fleshy that comes out quickly. Tonic notes and astringency. Bitterness.
After Taste: Apple dissipates rather quickly, leaving some fermentation notes that lingers.
On ice: Little reduction in carbonation. Not much difference for flavour, less harsh elements overall.

Additional Notes:  Twin Pines’ Hammer Bent Scrumpy is a very dry, authentic scrumpy experience that features bright apples amongst the prevalent bitter and harsher elements (like fermentation notes). The apple is also slightly creamy – which we think is unique for a scrumpy – but does not linger long. Semi-heavy on the fermentation process, it adds acidity, astringency and bitter notes. A good representation of the British style that’s not as overpowering as other scrumpies we have had in the past. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry – 4.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shale Ridge – Crisp Apple
More Sour – Loch Mor – Untamed (2019)
More Dry – 
More Crisp – Cowbell – Original Cider

Links to Other Stories

Bar review: Twin Pines – Scrumpy at Her Fathers Cider Bar (2016)

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