FieldBird – Inky Rabbits

Cider Profile:

Name: FieldBird – Inky Rabbits
Sampled December 2021

Brand: FieldBird Cider
Type: Apple – Pet Nat
Location of Brewing: Bloomfield, ON
ABV: 8%
Website Link: fieldbird.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml (can)
Availability: FieldBird Online and retail store
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Transparent canary yellow
Carbonation: Small very infrequent

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Acetic, astringent, funky. Bright bitter sharp apples.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity, barely any carbonation. Astringency. A sharp farmhouse funk thats forward, brief but strong. Mixture of apple element notes (peel, flesh, pulp). A brightness from the apples also.
After Taste: Harsher elements clean out quickly, becomes a smoother apple and body. Ends very dry and is long lingering. 
On ice: Slightly smoother/less harsh. No flavour difference.

Additional Notes:  FieldBird’s Inky Rabbits is a dry pet nat offering, which we believe is trying to be a more approachable cider than some of their other portfolio, but still with the same quality and essence that FieldBird is known for. Starting off very bold, you get some sharp astringency and farmhouse funk notes for a brief moment. It then evolves to a smoother apple body, full of bitter sharps and some tannins. It ends very dry, with a flavour that last longer than your average cider does. This has little to no carbonation, almost still, so it does differ from other ciders on the market – particularly other canned ciders.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 4.5
Fruity – 3 

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Duxbury – Side Road
More Sour – Steel Town – Salvaje (Pet Nat)
More Dry – Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Scrumpy
More Crisp – Loch Mor – Savvy Pomme

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