Chill Street – Hocus Pocus

Cider Profile:

Name: Chill Street – Hocus Pocus
Sampled April 2021

Brand: Chill Street Craft Beverages
Type: Flavoured – Pumpkin Spice
Location of Brewing: Elmsdale, NS
ABV: 5%
Website Link: chillstreetcraftbeverageco.com
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Seasonal – Chill Street online + retail store
Flavour: Pumpkin spice
Colour:  Cloudy straw yellow
Carbonation: Medium streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Heavy pumpkin and heavy spicing including clove and cardamom. Some acidity. 
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Quick spicing including strong cardamom and clove, mild cinnamon. Acidity and acetic notes. Some red and green apple peel notes. Natural medium pumpkin.
After Taste: Once acidity and harsher elements weaken, a creamy pumpkin comes through. Apple base also adds green apple notes. Spices linger awhile once pumpkin and apple clean out, mostly cinnamon.
On ice: Reduced carbonation. Acidity and spices weakened, pumpkin has more clarity.

Additional Notes:  Chill Street’s Hocus Pocus is a fall-inspired Pumpkin Spice offering that is far from being basic! With a heavy acidity and harsher elements to start, including some bitterness and a strong presence from clove and cardamom, it becomes much smoother in the finish – showing a creamy pumpkin and delightful lingering cinnamon notes. We got both green and red apple peel notes in this cider as well. It’s a journey cider.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County – Harvest Spice Cider
More Sour – Spirit Tree – Pumpkin Spice
More Dry – Saunders – Pie Face Pumpkin Cider
More Crisp – Two Blokes – Wassail

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