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Clafeld – Smashed Apple Cider

Clafeld – Smashed Apple Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Smashed Apple Cider
Sampled November 2016

Brand: Clafeld Fruit Winery and Cidery
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing:
Picton, Ontario
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, sugar, sulphites, potassium sorbate, caramel colour
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 341mL(bottles)
All year – at retail store and online
Golden yellow
Minimum and occasional bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong musty and sour apple smell. Hints of pear aromas.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Astringent, earthy and slightly bitter-tasting. Little apple flavour initially.
After Taste: Becomes malty tasting with sour and golden apple flavours becoming more prominent. Apple juice finish. Not a long-lasting flavour.
On ice: Carbonation bubbles become larger on ice with the cider becoming more crisp and more flat tasting.

Additional Notes: Clafeld Smashed Apple Cider has a sharp bite but not a long-lasting flavour journey. This cider isn’t too complex for the pallet to decipher, but it’s very rudimental in taste and flavour – reminding us of elements of old-world-type ciders.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2
Fruity – 1.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Flying Canoe Hard Cider
More Sour – Thornbury Original Cider
More Dry – County Apple Cider
More Crisp – Shiny Apple Cider

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