Collective Arts – Honey & Lavender
Name: Collective Arts – Honey & Lavender
Sampled May 2018
|Brand: Collective Arts Cider
Location of Brewing: Hamilton, Ontario
Website Link: collectiveartsbrewing.com
Ingredients: Apple juice, Dutchman’s Gold Honey, lavender
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 4 g/L
Size(s) available: 473 mL (cans), 600 mL (bottles)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Semi-strong lavender aroma – with honey and single fleshy-apple notes also present.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Quick sensation of strong lavender tastes with honey – followed by smooth, creamy apples.
After Taste: Lavender builds further into the aftertaste but is not overpowering. Aftertaste dissipates quickly, to leave you with a light floral taste. Hints of lemon like characteristics as the honey, apple and lavender mix and linger on the palate.
On ice: Cuts a bit of the carbonation and flavour, but overall very similar.
Additional Notes: A light floral lavender (which thankfully isn’t soapy as some lavender flavoured items are) and honey apple cider, this Collective Arts Cider has a clean apple taste with balanced adjunct elements. This cider is on the creamier side of things, that is easy to consume and it would also refresh on a hot day. Modern in taste and feel, with enough tannins and depth to not stray from being craft.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3
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