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Brickworks – Parkside Cherry

Brickworks – Parkside Cherry

Cider Profile:

Name:  Parkside Cherry
Sampled: November 2016

Brand: Brickworks Ciderhouse
Type:
Flavoured – Cherry
Location of Brewing:
Toronto, Ontario
ABV:
5.0%
Website Link:
theciderhouse.ca
Ingredients:
Cider, cherries, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473mL (cans)
Availability:
Limited – only currently available in the Brickworks Mix-packs
Flavour:
Cherry
Colour:
Deep red
Carbonation:
Small quickly streaming carbonation bubbles with some foam

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Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild sweet cherry juice aromas
Initial Taste: Sweet head with some bitter and sour notes. Carbonation sensations quickly evident in the mouth. Strong, juicy dark cherry flavours.
After Taste: Sour flavour and sensation amplifies and lingers. Cherry flavour remains on the palate for a while and becomes slightly candied. Notes of honey flavours develop.
On ice: Carbonation bite is cut. Becomes smoother on ice with a lot of the sourness removed.

Additional Notes: Parkside Cherry is an intensely flavourful and refreshing cider – that we wish weren’t a limited release. This 2nd cherry-flavoured Brickworks Cider reminds us of their other limited-release Field Trip Cherry Cider in some ways but both are unique cherry ciders overall. Field Trip Cherry was a more sour and dry cider; while Parkside Cherry is much crisper cider overall – with a stronger cherry-juice presence.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 4
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –
Growers Bing Cherry
More Sour – TBA
More Dry –
West Ave Cherriosity
More Crisp – TBA

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Field Trip Cherry Review
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