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Blueberry Hill – The Fighter Cider

Blueberry Hill – The Fighter Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Blueberry Hill Estates pres. The Fighter Cider
Sampled: July 2017

Brand: Blueberry Hill Estates
Type:
Flavoured
Location of Brewing: St. Williams, Ontario
ABV: 6%
Website Link: blueberry-hill.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (glass bottle)
Availability:
Retail store only
Flavour:
Blackberry and Blueberry
Colour:
Pale yellow with peachy hues
Carbonation:
Large bubbles, semi-streaming

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong fermentation aromas. Slightly musty. Mild fruit comes through.
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Strong fermentation flavours. Some apple flavours.
After Taste: Blackberry and blueberry flavours comes through. Oak and metallic notes. Slightly tangy finish. Not a long-lingering flavour.
On ice: Ice cuts the carbonation. Flavour remains largely the same.

Additional Notes: The Fighter Cider is a very different cider offering as it features oak, metallic and fermentation flavours strongly. While the blueberry and blackberry flavours don’t ‘fight’ on the pallet as promised on the bottle, they do both make a brief appearance and add sweetness to the cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Blackberry – Somersby
More Sour – Black Currant Cider – 401 Brewery
More Dry – Strongbow – Dark Fruits
More Crisp – Ernest – Rubee

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