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Beaver Valley – Flagship Apple

Beaver Valley – Flagship Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Beaver Valley – Flagship Apple Cider
Sampled: October 2020

Brand:  Beaver Valley Winery Ltd.
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Kimberley, ON
ABV: 7%
Website Link: bvcider.ca
Ingredients: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:  N/A

Size(s) available: 500ml & 750ml (bottles)
Availability: Beaver Valley Retail Store (+ special online order)
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent, golden-yellow
Carbonation: Small  streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium smell. Musty with apple and sulphur aromas. Fresh and slightly tart
Initial Taste: Strong bite from carbonation. Sour and musty. Very strong bitter-sharp apple flavours + a rustic medley of varieties.
After Taste: Bitter notes come through strongly. Earthy tones. Tannins remain on the pallet for a long time.
On ice: Carbonation reduced. Bite is cut dramatically. Flavour and sourness is reduced but bitter notes remain somewhat similar.

Additional Notes: Beaver Valley’s Flagship Cider is a very old-world, down-to-earth, traditional cider that isn’t afraid to feature strong apple flavours with some elements from the fermentation process. Crisp, bitter-sharp apples with a lot of carbonation. Far from being considered a commercially-oriented cider, it would be best for sophisticated cider palates + sparkling wine fans.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
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Links to Other Stories
Bar Review – Flagship Apple at Bar Volo
Cidery Tour – Beaver Valley – July 2020
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