The Cider Crate

Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider     

Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider     

Cider Profile:

Name: Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider
Sampled July 2018

Brand: Waterloo Brewing Co
Type:
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing:
Waterloo, ON
ABV:
5.3%
Website Link: 
chudleighs.com
Ingredients: 
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 40g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Availability:
LCBO
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:  
Semi-translucent orange-yellow. Hazy
Carbonation: Very sparse bubbles, medium to strong carbonation.

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet fleshy/pulpy apples.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and some acidity. A mix of pulpy, fleshy and sweet apple tastes. Caramel notes.
After Taste: Peel becomes more prevalent, some notes of straw and apricot. Some tanginess.  Syrupy taste and feel. Becomes more fruit-forward in the aftertaste. Lingers semi-long.
On ice:  Carbonation is cut dramatically. Cleaner taste and feel on ice – including becoming thinner in consistency.

Additional Notes:  Tasting like a freshly pressed blend of apple juices, the collaboration between Chudleigh’s Apple Farm and Waterloo Brewing Company is a hazy but very crisp offering. This cider has a lot of mouth feel, being more on the heavier side of things. It tastes like a non-alcoholic cider you’d get at a farmers market – especially in the Fall.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Great Cider – Not Too Sweet
More Sour – Flying Canoe Hard Cider
More Dry – County Apple Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury Original Craft Cider

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