Heartwood – Dry Maple
Name: Heartwood Cider – Dry Maple
Sampled January 2018
|Brand: Heartwood Farm and Cider
Location of Brewing: Osprige, ON
Ingredients: Apples, maple syrup
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 500mL (bottle)
Availability: At Farmhouse, Guelph & Orangeville Farmers Markets
Flavour: Maple & Apple
Colour: Rich golden-yellow
Carbonation: Small, streaming bubbles. No head or bubbles on the side of the glass.
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Mild apple with some musty notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Strong, clean apple with woody/oak, natural, funky flavour. Has some tartness and acidity.
After Taste: Becomes a bit more tart and aciditc. Has a funky finish with some sour notes. Long-lingering aftertaste with a semi-dry finish. Natural maple syrup flavour comes through here.
On ice: Dramatically cuts the oaky taste. Has a thinner and lighter profile. Becomes more crisp.
Additional Notes: This wild and rustic offering from Heartwood is a traditional, English Somerset-type cider – with a woodsy, Canadian twist. Full-bodied but still simple, it reflects the farmland it was produced on. The subtle maple flavour doesn’t dominate the semi-dry with wild, sour apple forward profile.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5
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