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Clafeld – Hey Lady

Clafeld – Hey Lady

Cider Profile:

Name:   Clafeld Cider – Hey Lady
Sampled January 2020

Brand: Clafeld Cider House
Flavoured – Grape
Location of Brewing:
Picton, ON
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, grape skins, sugar, sorbate, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473mL (cans)
Clafeld Cider House + online
Rusty orange
Large, infrequently streaming bubbles.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Semi-strong aroma. Sweet crisp apple and a little floral.
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Smooth and clean medium-level apple with some red grape notes. Slightly tart, like a hint of lemon.
After Taste:  Becomes drier and slightly more wine-like in the semi-long lingering aftertaste.  Almost has some berry (black current and strawberry) and floral notes in the end.
On ice: Carbonation reduced but remains almost the same.

Additional Notes: Although not with wine, the Hey Lady by Clafeld offers a smooth cider that was fermented on Baco Noir grape skins (which helps to give it its colour). Not overly strong – but still very enjoyable – and it has quite the journey of flavours.  A unique take on a grape-infused cider, with a lower than usual ABV than a wine (because it does not include any mixed-in) but on-par for other craft ciders in the province.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Pommies – Red Sangria Cider
More Sour – Shiny Cider – Pino Noir
More Dry – 401 Cider – True North 
More Crisp – Thornbury – Rose Cider

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