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Heartwood Cider – Dry Maple 

Heartwood Cider – Dry Maple 

Cider Profile:

Name: Heartwood Cider – Dry Maple
Sampled January 2018

Brand:  Heartwood Farm and Cider
Type:
Dry
Location of Brewing:
Osprige, ON
ABV:
6.8%
Website Link:
Ingredients:
Apples, maple syrup 
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
Availability:
At Farmhouse, Guelph & Orangeville Farmers Markets
Flavour:
Maple & Apple
Colour:  
Rich golden-yellow
Carbonation:
Small, streaming bubbles. No head or bubbles on the side of the glass.

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild apple with some musty notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Strong, clean apple with woody/oak, natural, funky flavour. Has some tartness and acidity.
After Taste: Becomes a bit more tart and aciditc. Has a funky finish with some sour notes. Long-lingering aftertaste with a semi-dry finish. Natural maple syrup flavour comes through here.
On ice: Dramatically cuts the oaky taste.  Has a thinner and lighter profile. Becomes more crisp.

Additional Notes: This wild and rustic offering from Heartwood is a traditional, English Somerset-type cider – with a woodsy, Canadian twist.  Full-bodied but still simple, it reflects the farmland it was produced on.  The subtle maple flavour doesn’t dominate the semi-dry with wild, sour apple forward profile.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider Feral
More Sour – Thornbury Spiced Apple Cider
More Dry – Spirit Tree Pear Lavender 
More Crisp – Apple Falls Cider Heritage

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