The Cider Crate

Folkin’ Hard – Fresh Apple

Folkin’ Hard – Fresh Apple

Cider Profile:

Name:   Folkin’ Hard Cider – Fresh Apple
Sampled March 2019

Brand: Bonnieheath Estate Inc.
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Waterford, ON
Website Link:
Cider, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A’Size(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
At Bonnieheath Retail Store
Flavour: Apple
Light pale yellow
Medium, semi-streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Earthy, fleshy sour apple. Musty and acidic.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation and acidity. Quick sour and sweet blend of apple flavours. Earthy and woody notes.
After Taste: Apple continues similar. Mustiness develops and lingers a while. Crisp finish with some mouth film. Honey notes.
On ice: Carbonation is cut drastically. More watered-down tasting. More crisp tasting.

Additional Notes:  Fresh Apple Folkin’ Hard Cider does indeed taste fresh, being a mostly clean tasting/feeling and sessionable cider. While it features a lot of apple flavours, it is not in-your-face apple driven; also being sour, musty and earthy. Not an overly sweet cider, it comes across as a true country-made drink.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Apple Falls – Heritage
More Sour – Ardiel – Dry Apple Cider
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Draught Cider
More Crisp –Ironwood – Original

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