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FieldBird – Fledgling (Sur Lie)

FieldBird – Fledgling (Sur Lie)

Cider Profile:

Name:   FieldBird – Fledgling (Sur Lie)
Sampled August 2020

Brand: FieldBird Cider
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Wellington, ON
Website Link:
Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:  N/A

Size(s) available: 330mL (bottle)
FieldBird Online Store
Cloudy straw yellow
Fine, frequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma of muddled pulpy apple. Some acidic and astringent notes.  Slightly earthy.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity and carbonation. Apple forward with some pulpiness. Astringent. Quickly becomes overpowered by musty/farmhouse elements from the fermentation process.
After Taste: Musty and fermentation notes grow and then dissipate leaving a somewhat muddied pulpy apple that’s earthy.  Elements as strong near the finish but it finishes bold nonetheless.
On ice: Acidity is slightly reduced, along with some flavour and punch.

Additional Notes: The Sur Lie offering from the Fledgling line from FieldBird Cider, comes in a cute stubby bottle but it still packs a punch at 9%.  Easier to consume than other larger formats from the cidery, it’s still not for the inexperienced drinker.  Acidic and more astringent than most ciders, it’s got a pulpy apple taste with a lot of fermentation elements. Using the Sur Lie method of leaving in the dead yeast and fruit that sinks, its unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Tingly mouthfeel.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County – Apple Cider
More Sour – Loch Mor – Untammed
More Dry – Kings Mill – Scrumpy
More Crisp – Crimson Cider – Crimson Crisp

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