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Clafeld – Framboise Raspberry Cider

Clafeld – Framboise Raspberry Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Clafeld – Framboise Raspberry Cider
Sampled July 2017

Brand:  Clafeld Fruit Winery and Cider House
Flavoured – Raspberry
Location of Brewing:
Picton, ON
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, cranberry juice, sugar, sulfates, potassium sorbate, natural flavour
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 341ml glass bottle
Clafeld Market & online retail store
Strawberry red
Small bubbles, light carbonation


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Sweet raspberry and dark berry aromas
Initial Taste: Heavy sour bite, some hints of sweet berries including raspberry, cherry and cranberry
After Taste: Sourness keeps growing for a few seconds before it finishes with a strong cranberry and raspberry taste.  Aftertaste lingers a long time – that becomes dry. Leaves a gritty feeling on the teeth and pallet.
On ice: Similar sourness, but the ice enhances the flavour making it a little easier to drink.

Additional Notes:  Clafeld Framboise is a puckering drink that you would think is more cranberry based than apple. This strong, higher ABV cider leaves a long, dry taste in your mouth.  This cider has a heavy juice base, is very tart, and might be better enjoyed on ice.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4.5

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