Cider Sensory

Cider Sensory Services

FlavorActiV is committed to promoting good sensory practices across the whole beverage industry. A team of expert taster trainers, supported by consultant beverage experts, are combining their years of insider experience with advanced human calibration tools, tailored sensory programmes and instruments to give unparalleled sensory support.

FlavorActiV have a history of working alongside the industry’s leading organisations, establishing and maintaining good sensory practices globally. Moving forward, FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global cider flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and positives in cider, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.

If you have any questions about cider sensory management, please contact cider@flavoractiv.com.

Shop GMP Pharma Cider Flavour Standards:

Shop our range of Cider Flavour Standards, sold as single flavour packs each containing five capsules (all individually blister packaged). We also offer a mixed flavour cider starter kit for those seeking a pre-selection of core cider flavour standards.

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FlavorActiV Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Reference Standards

FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint. The spirit flavour standards were developed in FlavorActiV's dedicated pharmaceutical facility in the UK are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine & Healthcare Regulatory Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.

Each of the 30 flavours below has undergone evaluation by FlavorActiV's Sensory Systems team as well as the cider industry directly prior to inclusion within FlavorActiV's latest cider Flavour Lexicon and Library as important cider flavour reference standards.

Acetaldehyde (Acetal)
Green Apple, Solvent-like, Emulsion Pains
Acetaldehyde
Acetic Acid
Sour, Vinegar, Sharp
Acetic
Alkaline
Caustic
Sodium Bicarbonate
Brett-Barnyard
Band Aid, Medicinal, Sweaty, Horses
4-Ethyl Phenol
Bitter
Bitterness, Quinine, Caffeine, Basic Taste
Iso-Alpha-Acids
Butyric
Baby Vomit, Rancid, Cheese
Butyric Acid
Burnt Caramel
Caramel, Chocolate
3-Ethyl-2, 5-Dimethylpyrazine
Chlorophenol
Chemical, Mouthwash, Hospital
2, 6-Dichlorophenol
Diacetyl
Buttery, Butterscotch, Creamy
Butane-2,3-dione
Ethyl Acetate
Nail Enamel, Solvent, Acetone, Glue
Ethyl Acetate
Ethyl Hexanoate
Red Apple, Aniseed
Ethyl Hexanoate
Freshly Cut Grass
Cut Grass, Hedge Trimmings
Cis-3-Hexanoate
H2S
Sulphury, Rotten Eggs
Hydrogen Sulphide
Indole
Pig, Faecal, Farmyard, Coliform, Jasmin
Indole
Isoamyl Acetate
Pear Drops, Foam Candy, Fruity, Banana
Isoamyl Acetate
Isovaleric
Stale Cheese, Sweaty
Isovaleric Acid
Mercaptan
Sulphury, Drain Gas, Butana-like
Ethanethiol
Metallic
Metal, Copper Penny, Blood-like
Ferrous Ions
Mousy
Mouse, White Crackers, Rabbit Hutch
2-Acetyletrahydropyridine
Musty
Corked Wine, Musty, Damp
2,4,6 Trichloroanisole
Papery
Wet Paper, Cardboard
Trans-2-Nonenal
Plastic
Polystyrene, Melting Plastic, Styrofoam
Styrene
Phenolic
Spicy, Herbal, Cloves
4-Vinyl Guiacol
Spicy
All Spice, Clove Oil
Eugenol
Sulphitic
Struck Match, Choking
Sulphur Dioxide
Sweet
Sugar
Sucrose
Sour
Lemon, Acid, Sour Milk
Citric Acid
Yeasty
General Yeast, Teast Slurry, Breadmaking
Yeast Extracts
Astringent
Puckering Mouthfeel
Saponin
Lactic
Sour Milk, Youghurt
Lactic Acid

Cider Sensory Plan

1 › Train
Train using FlavorActiV's Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Cider Flavour Standards & Kits. Our multi-lingual team provide training in over 15 languages.
2 › Calibrate
Receive regular cider proficiency kits to test your abilities. Input data into our proprietary software to benchmark your results globally.
3 › Maintain
FlavorActiV advanced training sessions and industry specific workshops will see your sensory knowledge continually grow across the range of flavour reference standards.
4 › Improve
Continual optimisation and analysis of support and package coupled with supply of Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Standards.

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We have distribution partners for the following countries (click for more info) Brazil, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Russia.