Name: West Avenue – Rosie
Sampled May 2021
|Brand: West Avenue Ciderhouse
Type: Flavoured – Grape
Location of Brewing: Freelton, ON
Website Link: westavenue.ca
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: West Avenue retail + online store
Colour: Hazy deep burgundy
Carbonation: Medium infrequently streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Red wine is strong with pungency and sweet notes. Mild heritage apples.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Quick deep red wine forward – with a mild dry apple base peaking through. Some woody/barreling notes.
After Taste: Red wine/grapes become softer and with slight strawberry and blackberry hints. Dry, long lingering finish.
On ice: Slightly thinner, less punchy.
Additional Notes: Rosie by West Avenue is a wine-lovers dream, being incredibly red wine/grape forward, with the apple base being mild but definitely thinning this out compared to a straight red wine – with the carbonation also doing this a bit. It’s a bit punchy with some pungency and wood/barrel notes, but they do slightly make way and become softer in the finish with some berry flavours including strawberry and blackberry hints. Much stronger than a standard rosé-blended cider, but a great alternative to those who don’t like the grit of red wine mouthfeels. Not too astringent also.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 4
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