Clafeld – Fuji

Cider Profile:

Name: Clafeld – Fuji
Sampled February 2021

Brand: Clafeld Cider House
Type: Apple – Single Varietal
Location of Brewing: Picton, ON
ABV: 7.5%
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 5g/l

Size(s) available: 500ml + 750ml (bottles)
Availability: Clafeld retail and online store
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Medium, semi-streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet juicy apple.  Clean with some traditional green-apple elements.
Initial Taste: Light bite, little carbonation.  Bright, juicy, bittersharp Fuji apple with a touch of tartness and acidity. Some tannins and both peel and flesh elements. Tangy and very natural tasting.
After Taste: Apple remains the same but slowly reduces. Becomes slightly drier and more peel-like elements become present. Decently clean. 
On ice: Less acidic and flavourful.

Additional Notes:  The Fuji by Clafeld is a single-varietal that has elements similar to the fruit, with with a touch of fermentation notes. Starts off bitter-sharp and bright, and finishes very peel-like in nature. Quite dry. Mild green apple notes. Light zippiness.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3.5

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More Sweet – Domaine Cleroux – Nation’Spiked Sweet
More Sour – Loch Mor – Untamed (2019)
More Dry – Beaver Valley – Flagship Dry
More Crisp – Hounds of Erie – Best in Show

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