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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thornbury Premium Cider Review


So here is another cider I picked up from the LCBO. It comes in 6 packs and retails for $12.95 for one. You may recognize the name Thornbury because these guys used to make Peeler. How is this any different than Peeler? Well, for starters it comes in 6 packs and has a higher alcohol content at 5.3% versus 4%.

The cider has a very pale straw color and pours with a lively head. A sweet apple aroma with a touch of fermentation and a sour twist wafts from the calm surface. The taste starts off on a sweet, golden delicious, note and transitions to a more of a sweet and sour combo. The finish is crisp, refreshing and more sour than sweet though some sweetness remains. There are trace notes of fermenting apples that are traditional to some cider, but the overall taste tries to steer away and succeeds in most cases. On the downside, the sweetness does start to build up and so does the sourness in the aftertaste. A few of these will have you going for the water to kill the sweetness and leave you with a pucker face.

Scores:
Cost - $12.95 for a 6 pack
Taste - 7.9/10
ABV - 5.3%

Overall - 7.9/10...I like this just a bit better than Peeler

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