Sourwood – Piquette Cox Orange

Cider Profile:

Name: Sourwood – Piquette Cox Orange
Sampled November 2021

Brand: Sourwood Cider
Type: Apple – Piquette
Location of Brewing: Halifax, NS
ABV: 3%
Website Link: sourwoodcider.com
Ingredients: Cox orange apple pomace, honey, water
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 330ml (can)
Availability: Sourwood Retail Store + NSLC
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Cloudy light straw
Carbonation: Small streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Funky, sour apple. Acidity.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Sour apples. Farmhouse funk. Tingy acidity.  Dank apple. Beeswax.
After Taste: Apples become less sour and acidic and more farmhouse focused. Savoury herb notes. Ends most clean. Wild honey notes shine here.
On ice: Less carbonation. Less elements all around. Smoother.

Additional Notes:  Sourwood’s Piquette is a lighter offering at 3% and while not too heavy of a cider in terms of taste or mouthfeel either, those flavours that do emerge are impactful. Dank, farmhouse notes and savoury herb hints make this a rather unique offering. Dank apple pulp and some sour apple notes are present but do not linger too long. The promised honey comes out in the finish and has a wild aspect to it. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Chill Street – Skinny Dippin’
More Sour – Bulwark – Rum Cider
More Dry – 
More Crisp – Ship Builders – Bavaria Cider

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