Puddicombe – Cherry Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: Puddicombe – Cherry Cider
Sampled November 2021

Brand:  Puddicombe Cider Company
Type: Flavoured – Cherry
Location of Brewing: Winona, ON
ABV: 5.5%
Website Link: puddicombecider.com
Ingredients: Fermented cherry and apple juice. Sulphites.
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Puddicombe online, retail
and select grocery stores

Flavour: Cherry
Colour: Translucent, deep ruby-red
Carbonation: Small, streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Candied maraschino cherry. Hint of tart red apple
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Sweet, slightly bright and delicate apples that are quickly overtaken by a thick, fresh/over-ripe cherry. Very tart cherry juice focused. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel.
After Taste: Cherry becomes somewhat less tart. Mild minerality. Long lingering taste that coats the mouth.
On ice: Slightly less tart and thinner mouth feel.  Not as dry.

Additional Notes:  The Puddicombe Cherry Cider is a thick, juicy cherry offering that’s candied and tart. Quick dessert apples are followed by fresh/ripe cherries that lingers a long time with slight film.  Almost puckering tart cherry juice like. Rather full flavoured and full bodied overall.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – 
More Sour – West Avenue – Cherriosity
More Dry – Banjo – Rouge
More Crisp – Archibalds – Hard Cherry Cider

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