Drink: Shiny Cider
Source: Shiny Apple Cider Inc., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Size: 473 mL tallboy
Having previously reviewed Shiny Apple Cider’s Pinot & Cider, we move on to the more classic offering.
As far as ciders go, Shiny Cider offers Ontario apples at a respectable 7% ABV.
A very pale straw in the glass, this cider has lightly sweet-smelling apple notes to it.
Neither dry nor sweet, the taste is unabashedly apple.
A smooth and relatively clean finish, only a light sweetness lingers on the palate.
At 7%, you could be swilling malt liquor, or crisp provincial apples; the only factor is, perhaps, cost.
Neither original nor displeasurable.
Hoochsavvy Grade: B+