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Heritage Estate – Heirloom Apple (2018)

Heritage Estate – Heirloom Apple (2018)

Cider Profile

Name: Heritage Estate – Heirloom Apple (2018)
Sampled September 2020

Brand:  Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Barrie, ON
ABV: 7%
Website Link: heritageestate.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Heritage Estate Retail Store
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Translucent golden-yellow
Carbonation: Medium, infrequently streaming bubbles, almost appears still.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild aroma. Tangy, bitter-sharp apples.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Smooth, clean, slightly tangy and very crisp apple notes.
After Taste: Some of the cleanness drops and you get a bit of the fermentation notes.  Remains bright with some tangy elements. Slight honey notes.  Apple taste clears the mouth quickly, leaving slight peppery notes.
On ice: Slightly reduced carbonation and thinner mouth feel.

Additional Notes:  The Heirloom (2018) from Heritage Estates is an incredibly clean cider.  Very crisp, light and slightly tangy, it’s 7% but does not taste like it. Some of the apple elements dissipate in the aftertaste, but overall its a simple, low carbonation,  apple-juice forward cider. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3 

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny – Apple Cider
More Sour – KW Craft – Dry Cider
More Dry – Beaver Valley – Flagship Apple Cider
More Crisp – 

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