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Folkin’ Hard – Cherry Bomb

Folkin’ Hard – Cherry Bomb

Cider Profile:

Name: Folkin’ Hard Cherry Bomb
Sampled October 2018

Brand:  Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery
Type:
Flavoured – Cherry
Location of Brewing:
Waterford, ON
ABV:
5.5%
Website Link:
bonnieheathestate.ca
Ingredients:
Cider, Cherry Juice
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500 mL (bottle)
Availability:
At Bonnieheath retail store
Flavour: Cherry
Colour
:  Deep ruby red
Carbonation:
Sparse, small steaming bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium smell. Equal parts sweet cherry and sweet apple aromas.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation and acidity. Creamy dessert apples flavours. Strong maraschino cherry. Rather sweet and intense burst of flavour.
After Taste: Apple reduces. Tart, candied cherry flavour that lingers. Banana notes. Ends quite dry.
On ice: Carbonation is cut a lot. Cuts cherry flavour and ends more on the apple.

Additional Notes:  Cherry Bomb delivers on having a strong burst of cherry flavour, but without compromising the apple part of the cider as well. If you prefer the cherry more, drink without ice; but for a stronger apple experience, drink on ice – its like a choose-your-own-adventure ending. This is a very fruit forward, full-bodied cider. Intense colour, intense flavour. Would appeal to most types of cider-drinkers.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Collective Arts – Cherry & Apple Cider
More Sour – Ernest Rubee Cider
More Dry – Clafeld Framboise Raspberry Cider
More Crisp – Brickworks Parkside Cherry Cider 

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