Ernest – Wild Blueberry
Name: Ernest Wild Blueberry Cider
Sampled May 2018
|Brand: Ernest Cider Co.
Type: Flavoured – Blueberry
Location of Brewing: Newmarket, ON
Website Link: ernestcider.com
Ingredients: Apples, wild blueberries, wild blueberry juice, honey, potassium sorbate, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 32g/L
Size(s) available: 471mL (can)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium smell. Tart, fresh blueberry with earthy notes
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Quick acidity from fruit and fermentation. Strong wild blueberry flavour. Somewhat tart. Some cranberry and raspberry notes.
After Taste: Blueberry remains and lingers, becoming sweeter. Apple flavours are more detectable here. Notes of honey come through. Semi-dry finish. Remains on the palate for a while.
On ice: Carbonation dramatically cut. Flavour slightly reduces but remains the same.
Additional Notes: Ernest’s Wild Blueberry is a unique fruit-flavoured cider, truly capturing the flavours and essence of the wild fruit it comes from. Crisp and clean, it still has some sophisticated dry elements from the 3-month fermentation process touted on the can. This one does not taste too alcoholic, so be careful as it is very easy to drink.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4.5
More Sweet – Growers Wild Berry
More Sour – 401 Brewery – Raspberry Cider
More Dry – Blueberry Hill Estates – The Fighter Cider (Blackberry vs. Blueberry)
More Crisp – County Cider – Feral
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