FieldBird – Fledgling (Sur Lie)
Name: FieldBird – Fledgling (Sur Lie)
Sampled August 2020
|Brand: FieldBird Cider
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Wellington, ON
Website Link: fieldbird.ca
Ingredients: Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 330mL (bottle)
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
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