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Busl – Haskap

Busl – Haskap

Cider Profile:

Name:   Busl – Haskap
Sampled December 2019

Brand: Thousand Island Farms
Flavoured – Haskap
Location of Brewing: Mallorytown, ON
Website Link:
Cider, haskap, cane sugar, honey, sulphites
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Busl Retail Store
Dark rose gold
Small frequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Tart berries, hint of plum. Some sour apples. Mild vinegar.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation and acidity. Quickly sweet with a mild tart apple.
After Taste: Berries really come out here, with notes of raspberry and strawberry. Ends on a semi-dry plum-like flavour. Some film/residue lingers in the mouth.
On ice: Reduces the carbonation and the flavour. Makes it have a thinner body.

Additional Notes: Not a commonly used fruit for ciders, the Haskap Cider from Busl is a light, but decently fruit forward cider that seems close to true to the fruit in flavour. Tart and sweet, this cider has notes of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, along with some plum-like notes to finish. Has a long-lingering flavour and leaves some film residue in the mouth from the sucrose.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks – The Burgundy Effect
More Sour – Burst Ciders – Atoca
More Dry – West Ave – Cherriosity
More Crisp – 401 Cider – Cranberry Cosmo

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