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West Avenue – Cherriosity

 

Cider Profile:

Name:   West Avenue – Cherriosity
Sampled April 2019
Updated: December 2021

Brand: West Avenue Cider House
Type:
Flavoured – Cherry
Location of Brewing: Flamborough, ON
ABV:
8.5%
Website Link:
westavenue.ca
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 22g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: 
LCBO & West Avenue online + retail store
Flavour:
Cherry
Colour:
Rusty orange with some red hues. Semi-transparent
Carbonation:
small frequently streaming



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Tart cherry with cellared and earthy apples.
Initial Taste: Light bite with some acidity. As carbonation dissipates, a semi-tart cherry with apple base become present. Apples, not overly strong, are mostly heritage tasting with some tannins. Buttery undertones.
After Taste: Becomes more dark cherry flavoured and less apple present. Some notes from the fermentation process also present. Ends mostly dry.
On ice: Becomes much flatter and thinner.  Less cherry flavour.

Additional Notes:  One of the original cherry ciders in Ontario, Cherriosity has stood the test of time. Tart cherries and a medley of apple notes – including some heritage – define this cider. Some elements from the fermentation process add depth but aren’t overwhelming. Mostly dry tasting, it has a slight dusting of sweetness. Think red tart crushed cherries, with a hint of maraschino and dark varieties.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –
Shale Ridge – Cherry Apple
More Sour –
Banjo – Rouge
More Dry –
Revel – Sonata
More Crisp –
KW Craft – Wild Cherry

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