Thornbury – Blueberry Elderflower Apple Cider
Name: Thornbury – Blueberry Elderflower Apple Cider
Sampled October 2019
|Brand: Thornbury Village Cider House
Type: Flavoured – Blueberry and Elderflower
Location of Brewing: Thornbury, ON
Website Link: thornburycraft.com
Ingredients: Apple Cider, fresh pressed apple juice, wild blueberry Juice, sucrose, natural flavours, sulphites.
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 56 g/L
Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Strong, sweet berries, candied blueberry and some current. Elderflower/floral also present with a slight sweet apple. Some tangy/sour elements.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation with some acidity. Sweet, creamy and somewhat syrupy fresh blueberry and some dessert apple notes.
After Taste: Fruit flavours continue with the elderflower becoming more present. Some film finish that lingers. Long lasting, sweet but clean tasting. Fresh blueberry present for awhile.
On ice: Mild reduction in flavour. Thinner mouth feel, less tangy and sharp. Less elderflower.
Additional Notes: Thornbury’s Blueberry Elderflower is full flavoured but not heavy. It’s filled with fresh blueberries and a balanced elderflower taste. A sweet apple is the base, but does not pull from the overall balance. Floral, fruity and easy to drink. If you are interested in going to the extremes from a traditional, drier apple cider, but still like something easy to drink, this might be the one for you.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4
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