Heeman’s – Dry Empire
Name: Heeman’s – Dry Empire
Sampled May 2021
|Brand: Heeman’s Cider
Type: Apple – Single Varietal
Location of Brewing: Thorndale, ON
Website Link: heeman.ca
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Heeman’s retail and online store
Flavour: Empire Apple
Colour: Transparent pale-golden yellow
Carbonation: Large, infrequently streaming
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Bright and slightly dry apples with some tannic elements.
Initial Taste: Light bite followed by slightly tangy/tart and tannic apples that are bright and punchy. Balanced but tantalizing acidity.
After Taste: Becomes slightly drier and a little earthy in the long lasting aftertaste. Cleans out of the mouth well.
On ice: Slightly thinner, but no real flavour change.
Additional Notes: Heeman’s Dry Empire is a single varietal that really captures how crisp and clean an Empire Apple can be. It’s bright and uplifting with some tannic elements. Clean all the way though with a somewhat long aftertaste. Not many fermentation notes here, as such it is very crushable.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4
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