© 2018 by Rochelac

Design by Lucie Pognonec

*Shield Cider is sold in 33 cl bottles (11.1 fl. oz.)

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Are you attempting to describe Shield Cider? Do you envy the oenophiles' (ee-no-files) organoleptic adjectives and pompous ways? Fear not, cider-loving friend. We have a vocabulary all our own.

 

Shield Cider is a semi-sweet sparkling cider. It has a deep amber color, thick legs and a full body. It is ripe with culinary apple, citrus and summer fruit flavors of peach and apricot, and offers hints of dried leaves and roses, a touch of honey deepened by notes of anise. Our cider is complex, fruity and floral, tannic, with balanced sweetness and acidity. It provides high flavor intensity, a long finish, persistent carbonation and very high sessionability. 

If you simply must know more, forge on!

 

Drink in a well-lit, odor-free and smoke-free place.

Take your time.

Level the playing field - drink all ciders around 55°F – but pay attention to how the flavors evolve as the ciders warm.

Use a tulip style wine glass to enhance the aromatics, accentuate the bubbles and prove that cider glassware is every bit as impressive as your friend’s wineglass collection.

Drink ciders from dry to sweet.

The Four Steps of Tasting

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Look

Your first contact with your cider is visual.

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smell & taste

How does it smell? How does it taste? Swirl and sniff before you sip. Below are common aromas, flavors and tastes you may encounter entwined in your glass of cider. 

yes, but how sweet is it?

French cider producers distinguish three sweetness categories. With a French accent, Shield Cider is demi-sec.

 
 

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Mouth Feel

The Viking in you might say “wet” or “liquid” and be done with it. But forge on — there’s much more to a mouthful of cider!

 

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overall impressions

After you sip, there’s the finish. How does your cider rate on these qualities?

 
At the end of the bottle, there is one most important question — will you buy it again? 
(If you've just tasted Shield Cider, we're confident you will.)