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Wards Picker’s Hut – Winter Spice

Wards Picker’s Hut – Winter Spice

Cider Profile:

Name:  Wards Picker’s Hut Winter Spice
Sampled November 2017

Brand: The View Winery Inc.
Flavoured – Herbed
Location of Brewing: Kelowna, BC
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 650mL (bottle)
Mulled apple
Rich golden yellow
Small bubbles, semi-streaming


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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest Winter’s Blush
More Sour – 
More Dry – 
More Crisp – 

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