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Fraser Valley – Elderflower

Fraser Valley – Elderflower

Cider Profile:

Name:  Fraser Valley Cider Company – Elderflower
Sampled September 2017

Brand: Fraser Valley Cider Company
Type:
Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Langley, BC
ABV: 6.8%
Website Link: fraservalleycider.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Availability:
Fraser Valley retail store.
Flavour:
Elderflower
Colour:
Light sunshine yellow
Carbonation:
Large bubbles, semi-streaming, semi-still

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma of elderflower with some pulpy apple hints
Initial Taste: Smooth. Quick, strong elderflower flavour. Quite sweet with a mild tartness. Pear and lychee flavour notes.
After Taste: Elderflower flavour slightly dissipates but remains and lingers. Apple flavours come through. Hints of honey flavour. Floral, crisp finish.
On ice: Carbonation is slightly cut. Flavour and sweetness are slightly cut and is more astringent tasting.

Additional Notes: Fraser Valley’s Elderflower cider is a true-to-the-name, non-traditional cider, strongly and prominently featuring elderflower flavour. It is a sweet cider overall, but it not sugary or artificial tasting like some elderflower-flavoured products can be. This is a very crisp cider overall – with a bit of funk.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Fraser Valley Honey Cider
More Sour – 
More Dry – Clafeld Elderflower Cider
More Crisp –

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