Dominion Magic Hour

Review of Dominion’s Magic Hour.  It is my first time trying anything from this cidery.

Cider:  Magic Hour
Cidery:  Dominion Cider
Cidery Location:  Summerland British Columbia Canada
ABV:  6.6%
How Supplied:  16oz cans
Style:  Canadian craft cider from heirloom, bittersweet, & crab apples

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Availability:  probably only in parts of B.C. (they have a list here), year round, since summer 2018

Cider Description:  A refreshing session cider made with our first-press of early season apples blended with French bittersweets and foraged crabapples. Featuring bright acidity and mellow tannins, this cider is best shared with friends in the afternoon sun.

Cidery Description:  Dominion is a name that means heritage, collaboration, and innovation — values that inspire us in our orcharding and cidermaking.

Price:  ~ $4 CAN / 1 can ?
Where Bought:  Victoria B.C.
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  browsing, on a cruise port stop

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First Impression:  Light straw yellow hue.  Low carbonation.  Smells mild, of tart heirloom apple.

Tasting Notes:  On the sweeter side of dry.  Light bodied.  High tartness and acidity.  Hints of bitterness and tannins.  No sourness or funk.  Notes of sharp & tart green apple and crab apple, lemon, mineral, and pineapple.  Moderate length finish.  Low to moderate flavor intensity.  Low apple flavor and complexity.  Moderate sessionability.

My Opinion:  I wasn’t a fan of this, but only because I don’t like super dry & tart ciders.  My husband enjoyed this though, as he loves those types of ciders.

Most Similar to:  a more tart version of Eden Heritage Cider

Closing Notes:  My husband and I visited several shops in the tourist area of Victoria, and I picked up a number of single cans, so I’ll have more reviews of Canadian ciders soon.

Have you tried Dominion cider?  What did you think?

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