The Cider Crate


Ernest – Apple Strudel

Cider Profile:

Name: Ernest – Apple Strudel
Sampled November 2019

Brand:  Ernest Cider Co Ltd.
Apple – Flavoured
Location of Brewing:
Newmarket, On
Website Link:
Apples, cinnamon, honey, organic cane sugar, natural flavours, acide malique,  potasium sorbate, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 473mL (can)
Transparent, Bold golden-yellow
Medium, streaming bubbles. Similar on ice.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma of caramel, cinnamon and semi-tart apple.
Initial Taste:
Mild bite from acidity and carbonation. Strong, bold nutmeg flavour followed by semi-tart and warming apple notes – and some citrus aspects.  Almost a bourbon-like vanilla.
After Taste: Becomes more cinnamon and apple pie like as the aftertaste goes on. Long lasting with a bit of a film/medicinal taste.  Finished with some pastry and raisin elements.
On ice: No difference.

Additional Notes:  Ernest’s Apple Strudel has a lot of elements: it starts bold and then goes through a bit of a flavour journey with differing tastes, finishing on a flaky, cinnamon ending.  The more you consciously think of it, the closer it is to the Apple Strudel it’s named after. It would be a great alternative to a dessert as it captures the unique, flakiness flavours of a strudel.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Thornbury – Spiced Apple
More Sour – Heartwood Cidery – Eve Goes Badass
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Pumpkin Cider
More Crisp – 401 – Apple Pie Cider

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