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Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider     

Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider     

Cider Profile:

Name: Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider
Sampled July 2018 (Updated January 2021)

Brand: Waterloo Brewing Co
Type:
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing:
Halton Hills, ON
ABV:
5.3%
Website Link: 
chudleighs.com
Ingredients:
Cider, Sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 40g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (can) & 750ML Bottle (2021)
Availability:
LCBO & Restaurants (Blossom Cafe)
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Transparent, straw-yellow.
Carbonation: Very sparse bubbles, medium to strong carbonation.

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet fleshy/pulpy apples.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and some acidity. A mix of pulpy, fleshy and sweet apple tastes. Semi-tangy clean apple.
After Taste: Peel becomes more prevalent, some notes of straw and apricot. Some tanginess.   Becomes more fruit-forward in the aftertaste. Lingers semi-long.
On ice:  Carbonation is cut dramatically. Cleaner taste and feel on ice – including becoming thinner in consistency.

Additional Notes:  Tasting like a freshly pressed blend of sweet dessert apple juices, Chudleigh’s Orchard Cider is a very crisp, apple forward experience that would be great for new hard cider drinkers. This cider has a lot of mouth feel, though was heavy is not much lighter. It tastes like a non-alcoholic cider you’d get at a farmers market – especially in the Fall. This was a former collaboration between Chudleigh’s Apple Farm and Waterloo Brewing Company.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Great Cider – Not Too Sweet
More Sour – Flying Canoe Hard Cider
More Dry – County Apple Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury Original Craft Cider

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