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East Street – Aprés Blueberry Black Cherry

East Street – Aprés Blueberry Black Cherry

Cider Profile:

Name: East Street – Aprés Blueberry Black Cherry Cider Seltzer
Sampled September 2021

Brand: East Street Cider Co
Type: Cider Seltzer – Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Goderich, ON
ABV: 4%
Website Link:
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 0g/L

Size(s) available: 355ml (can)
Availability: East Street Retail and Online stores
Flavour: Black cherry and blueberry
Colour:  Translucent white freezie
Carbonation: Large streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Candied mild black cherry. Earthy light blueberry. Dank and tonic notes with a hint of dessert apple.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Medicinal cherry. Tonic note forward. Generic berry notes.
After Taste: Light dessert apples peak through. More blueberries become obvious but rather earthy. Remains candied and long lingering with some grittiness.
On ice: Reduced carbonation and mouthfeel. Tonic notes seem more amplified.

Additional Notes:  East Street’s Aprés Blueberry Black Cherry cider seltzer definitely leans more on the seltzer side than a cider. Tonic note heavy, it has a thin mouthfeel and is not juicy as a result. The black cherry comes across as medicinal and candied. The blueberry is more obvious near the finish, with some mild dessert apples. A very light and somewhat dank offering for a spritzer to consume and not a standard cider experience so don’t expect it. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 1
Dry – 3
Fruity – 2.5

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More Crisp – Duxbury – Pomme D’Eau

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