Source: Ernest Cider Co., Newmarket, ON
Size: 473 mL tallboy
This peach hued cider seems to suggest honeyed sweetness, but the very first sip yields intense cranberry tartness and notes of sour cherry in a surprisingly balanced fashion, despite its honey and cane sugar.
Though they don’t list which ones, Rubee is made from seven varieties of Ontario apples, cranberries, and cherries.
Like biting into a ripe crabapple or stick of rhubarb, this cider is refreshing and refreshingly different in a market flooded with syrupy sweet competitors (Somersby’s et al.) laced with all sorts of flavours and high-fructose corn syrup.
For the person who’s already a trifle too sweet.
Hoochsavvy Grade: A+