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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beaupre Crackling Cider Review


My girlfriend was in Montreal this past weekend and brought me back a bunch of ciders to try...due to the extremely hot weather. She got this one from Mac's (the equivalent over there) for $2.99.

The cider is very pale and carbonated and has a strong fermented apples aroma which I was able to detect from at least 40 cm away while pouring it. Up close the aroma is stronger and some sweetness comes out. The taste is a combination of sweet and sour apples, but most of it comes at the start and in the aftertaste. A moderate alcoholic note comes in soon after the initial apple taste and takes its place until the finish. The finish is tart at the start, but quickly transitions to something sweeter and becomes much better once the apple flavours come return.

Give the aftertaste a bit of time and a very pleasant apple taste will start forming at the back of your throat. After a minute or two the sensation is comparable to that of having just eaten an apple.

Overall, this is a pretty mid-range tasting cider, but the aftertaste is what got me.

Scores:
Cost - $2.99
Taste - 6.9/10
ABV - 5.5%

Overall - 6.9/10...decent apple

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