Beaver Valley – Cranberry

Cider Profile:

Name: Beaver Valley – Cranberry
Sampled October 2020

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

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Beaver Valley retail store (+ special online order)
Flavour: Cranberry
Colour:  Rose gold with peach hues
Carbonation: Large streaming bubbles. Foam when poured. 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Tart, natural cranberry. Mild green apple notes.
Initial Taste: Strong bite from carbonation and acidity. Quickly tart and acidic. Strong dry cranberry flavour. Sour green apple-like notes.
After Taste: Cranberry remains the same, becomes drier. Gritty dry finish. Lingering tartness.
On ice: Reduced carbonation. Reduced flavour. Sourness/tartness very reduced.

Additional Notes:  Beaver Valley’s Cranberry is a very authentic and natural cranberry-forward flavour. Very dry and tart from start to finish, it’s almost puckering, so add some ice if it is too intense for you. Apple notes are minimal but they come across green and sour. Rudimentary tasting, can picture the fermentation process being traditional and straightforward drinking this. 

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Thornbury – Cranberry Apple
More Sour – 
More Dry – 
More Crisp – Great Cider – Cranberry

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