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West Avenue – Cherriosity

West Avenue – Cherriosity

 

Cider Profile:

Name:   West Avenue – Cherriosity
Sampled April 2019

Brand: West Avenue Cider House
Type:
Flavoured – Cherry
Location of Brewing: Flamborough, ON
ABV:
8.5%
Website Link:
westavenue.ca
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
Availability:
At retail store, online store + better beverage bars
Flavour:
Cherry
Colour:
Rusty orange with some red hues. Semi-transparent
Carbonation:
small frequently streaming



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong musty and earthy apples, with some tart cherry
Initial Taste: Light bite from some acidity. As carbonation dissipates, a semi-tart cherry with apple base become present. Apples, not overly strong, are most heritage tasting with some tannins.
After Taste: A semi-long lingering with cherry leads the way, though lots of notes from the fermentation process also present.  Finishes with some slight vinegar elements.
On ice: Becomes much flatter and thinner.  Less cherry flavour.

Additional Notes:  A mainstay in the cherry realm of ciders from West Avenue, Cherriosity is very tannic in nature, with some tart but not puckering cherries.  Lots of elements from the fermentation process, and not very sweet, it is a unique and different taste on a cherry than most other ciders. Think crushed and dark cherries, not very candied.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Heritage Estates – Eden’s Apple Strawberry Cider
More Sour – Heartwood Cidery – Eve Goes Badass
More Dry – Clafeld – Framboise Raspberry Cider
More Crisp – Collective Arts – Cherry Apple

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