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Beaver Valley – Bumbleberry

Beaver Valley – Bumbleberry

Cider Profile

Name: Beaver Valley – Bumbleberry
Sampled September 2020

Brand:  Beaver Valley Winery Ltd.
Type: Flavoured – Mixed berry
Location of Brewing: Kimberely, ON
ABV: 7.5%
Website Link: bvcider.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Beaver Valley retail store (or by special online order)
Flavour: Mixed berry
Colour:  Deep ruby red
Carbonation: Fine, semi-streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Tangy black currant, sweet and tart rhubarb. Bittersharp apples.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity and carbonation. Quick bittersharp apple. Bold rhubarb flavour. Pungent, earthy dark fruit notes. Some tartness and bitterness. Woody elements.
After Taste: Rhubarb remains the strongest flavour, with sweeter blackberry and raspberry notes becoming more obvious. Very dry, natural fruit/rose wine flavour finish.
On ice:  Reduced carbonation, flavour, body. Much smoother experience.

Additional Notes:  The Bumbleberry by Beaver Valley is a very dry mixed fruit cider that might surprise you for the depth and bold flavours it features. The rhubarb notes are very strong and add a natural bitterness and pungency to the sweeter fruits it is mixed with. A woody-flavour makes it feel like it a forged forest berry experience. Rather dry, as only a bit of natural sweetness and brightness comes from the berries. The cider is a bit tart but not puckering. Beaming with natural and intense fruit flavours.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County – Feral Cider
More Sour – Ernest – Bumbleberry Cider
More Dry – 
More Crisp – Thornbury – Raspberry Cider

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