“Ethyl acetate, like nail varnish or nail varnish remover”
Certified cider flavour standard used to train professional cider tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of ethyl acetate character.
Ethyl acetate is produced by yeast during fermentation. At high concentrations it imparts a solvent-like estery character to cider. At low levels it contributes to flavour balance. In combination with acetic acid, ethyl acetate contributes to ‘volatile acidity’.
Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.