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Collective Arts – Honey & Lavender

Collective Arts – Honey & Lavender

Cider Profile:

Name:  Collective Arts – Honey & Lavender
Sampled May 2018

Brand: Collective Arts Cider
Type:
 Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Hamilton, Ontario
ABV: 5.6%
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)
Availability:
LCBO, Collective Arts retail store, various bars
Flavour:
Honey and Lavender
Colour:
Bright yellow, translucent.
Carbonation:
Large, semi-frequent streaming bubbles.

 


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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – 401 Brewery – Oh Honey Cider
More Sour – Forbidden Hopped Cider 
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Lavender Pear
More Crisp – Duxbury Side Road Cider

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