Wards Picker’s Hut – Winter Spice
Name: Wards Picker’s Hut Winter Spice
Sampled November 2017
|Brand: The View Winery Inc.
Type: Flavoured – Herbed
Location of Brewing: Kelowna, BC
Website Link: wardscider.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 650mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Mild mulled smell – especially cinnamon. Semi-sweet apple aroma.
Initial Taste: Light bite and smooth. Sweet taste. Pulpy, single-variety apple flavour. Crisp feel on the palate. Mild flavour from the spices.
After Taste: Becomes quite tangy and malty. Individual spices are more distinguishable here, including cardamom and cinnamon. Crisp finish that has some sweetness lingering.
On ice: Carbonation is cut. Flavour and spice is reduced. Slightly more crisp.
Additional Notes: Ward’s Picker’s Hut Winter Spice is a very mild and smooth mulled cider – which is refreshing as some mulled ciders and drinks can be very strong and aggressive on the palate. With a smooth body, it is more apple than spice but the cardamom and cinnamon are quite enjoyable additions. It is a very crisp cider that is sweet but not sugary – adding to the smoothness of it.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2
Fruity – 3.5
More Sweet – Ernest Winter’s Blush
More Sour –
More Dry –
More Crisp –
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