Clafeld – Smashed Apple Cider
Name: Smashed Apple Cider
Sampled November 2016
|Brand: Clafeld Fruit Winery and Cidery
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Picton, Ontario
Website Link: clafeldciderhouse.com/
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, sugar, sulphites, potassium sorbate, caramel colour
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 473mL (Cans)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong musty and sour apple smell. Hints of pear aromas.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Astringent, earthy and slightly bitter-tasting. Little apple flavour initially.
After Taste: Becomes malty tasting with sour and golden apple flavours becoming more prominent. Apple juice finish. Not a long-lasting flavour.
On ice: Carbonation bubbles become larger on ice with the cider becoming more crisp and more flat tasting.
Additional Notes: Clafeld Smashed Apple Cider has a sharp bite but not a long-lasting flavour journey. This cider isn’t too complex for the pallet to decipher, but it’s very rudimental in taste and flavour – reminding us of elements of old-world-type ciders.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2
Fruity – 1.5
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