Farmgate – Funkhaus

Cider Profile:

Name:  Farmgate – Funkhaus
Sampled November 2021

Brand:  Farmgate Cider Company
Apple – Wild Ferment
Location of Brewing:
Arnprior, ON
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 375ml (bottle)
Farmgate online store 
Pale, translucent yellow
Small, infrequently streaming bubbles with some additional medium sized bubbles.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Sweet with semi-acidic and funky apples.
Initial Taste: Light bite, from acidity. Slightly acidic and lightly tart apples. Some harsh and earthy elements yet still smooth and clean compared other ciders of this style. Some brief bitterness.
After Taste: Sweetness grows as does tartness. Acidity reduces as time goes on. Finishes drier with banana notes.
On ice: Reduced funky elements. More crisp and watered down.

Additional Notes:  The Funkhaus by Farmgate has a light, semi-acidic taste and flavour that moves from a acidic and tart start, to a cleaner, smoother and only tart apple base in the aftertaste.  Much more sessionable than most “funk” ciders, it finished slightly dry with some Sauvignon Blanc elements.  On ice, it removed a lot of the characteristics of the offering.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3
Dry –3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –
Apple Falls – Heritage
More Sour –
Steel Town – (Salvaje Pet Nat)
More Dry –
Loch Mor – Untamed (2019)
More Crisp –
Spy Cider – Never Say Never Estate Cider

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