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Thornbury – Blueberry Elderflower Apple Cider

Thornbury – Blueberry Elderflower Apple Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Thornbury – Blueberry Elderflower Apple Cider
Sampled October 2019

Brand: Thornbury Village Cider House
Type:
Flavoured – Blueberry and Elderflower
Location of Brewing: Thornbury, ON
ABV:
5.1%
Website Link:
thornburycraft.com
Ingredients:  
Apple Cider, fresh pressed apple juice, wild blueberry Juice, sucrose, natural flavours, sulphites.
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 56 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Availability:
LCBO and Grocery Stores (2019)
Flavour:
Blueberry & Elderflower
Colour:
Translucent, dark rose gold.
Carbonation:
Medium streaming bubbles, some foam that remains.  Less on ice.



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, sweet berries, candied blueberry and some current.  Elderflower/floral also present with a slight sweet apple. Some tangy/sour elements.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation with some acidity.  Sweet, creamy and somewhat syrupy fresh blueberry and some dessert apple notes.
After Taste: Fruit flavours continue with the elderflower becoming more present.  Some film finish that lingers. Long lasting, sweet but clean tasting.  Fresh blueberry present for awhile.
On ice: Mild reduction in flavour. Thinner mouth feel, less tangy and sharp.  Less elderflower.

Additional Notes: Thornbury’s Blueberry Elderflower is full flavoured but not heavy.  It’s filled with fresh blueberries and a balanced elderflower taste.  A sweet apple is the base, but does not pull from the overall balance.  Floral, fruity and easy to drink.  If you are interested in going to the extremes from a traditional, drier apple cider, but still like something easy to drink, this might be the one for you.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County – Feral Cider
More Sour – Pommies – Cranberry
More Dry – Clafeld – Elderflower Wine/Cider blend
More Crisp – Ernest – Wild Blueberry

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