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Heartwood – Currant Affair

Heartwood – Currant Affair

Cider Profile:

Name:  Heartwood Currant Affair
Sampled February 2018

Brand: Heartwood Farm & Cidery
Type:
Flavoured – Currant
Location of Brewing:
Ospringe, ON
ABV:
6.8%
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Ingredients:
Cider, currants, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750 mL (Bottle)
Availability:
Heartwood Cidery & Guelph and Orangeville Farmers Markets
Flavour:
Currant
Colour:
Deep ruby-red
Carbonation:
Fast small streaming bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium musty aroma with notes of fruity currants
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation. Noticeable acidity. Deep wild oak and wood flavours. Maple syrup hints. Some sour apple flavours.
After Taste: Currant flavour becomes prominent, being sour and tangy. Some bitter, musty and earthy notes. Dry finish. Long-lingering ‘nature’ and earthy notes.
On ice: Cuts carbonation and becomes thinner. More apple flavours noticeable. Not as dry-feeling.

Additional Notes: Heartwood’s Currant Affair is a rustic, back-ended cider with the majority of the currant flavour coming in the aftertaste. While not overly complex, it still fairly full-flavoured. It has Heartwood’s signature wild-esque earthy nature tastes to it, as all ingredients come from their land. Not overly fruity, but it does represent currant flavours well.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – 401 Cider – Black Currant
More Sour – Clafeld Framboise Raspberry Cider
More Dry – Archibald’s Hard Currant Cider
More Crisp – Great Cider Cranberry Cider

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