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West Ave – Heritage Dry

West Ave – Heritage Dry

Cider Profile:

Name:   West Avenue Heritage Dry
Sampled April 2020

Brand: West Avenue Ciderhouse
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Flamborough, ON
Website Link:
100% Ontario Heritage apples, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 4g/L

Size(s) available: 500mL (bottles) & 473mL (cans)
West Ave Retail Store, Online Store & LCBO
Hazy straw yellow
Small, semi-streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Musty, earthy notes. Mature apple forward.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Creamy and smooth heritage apples. Slightly sweet. Mild honey notes.
After Taste: Apple flavour continues but then becomes more dank, earthy, musty – including going less sweet. Ends rather dry.
On ice: Flavours and profile mostly the same, but slightly less musty and more smooth.

Additional Notes:  West Avenue’s Heritage Dry cider is an authentic heritage cider, showing many elements from start to finish. With a lot of tannins, is starts off relatively more sweet and creamy; with it ending more dry, musty and earthy – like a true old world-inspired cider should. This cider may not be for everyone at first, but for those who like dry, cellared-tasting ciders, this will definitely satisfy.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest – Dry Cider
More Sour – County Cider – Waupoos Premium
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Draught Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury – Apple Cider

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