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Brickworks – The Burgundy Effect

Brickworks – The Burgundy Effect

Cider Profile:

Name:   Brickworks Cider – The Burgundy Effect
Sampled November 2019

Brand: Brickworks Cider House
Flavoured – Black Currant
Location of Brewing:
Toronto, ON
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Apple juice, sugars (from apple juice), black currant puree, carbon dioxide, yeast
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:16 g/L

Size(s) available: 473 mL (cans)
LCBO (2019)
Black Currant
Deep violet and burgundy
Small, lots of streaming bubbles. Less on ice.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet and creamy dark berries.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity.  Slightly tangy apple and black currant are evenly balanced to start.
After Taste: Both black current and apple sour elements become more prevalent in the long lasting aftertaste.  Quite tangy and a little syrupy. Lots of black currant flavour without the bitterness you can get with eating the fruit raw.
On ice: Less carbonation and less tangy.

Additional Notes: The second in the Ciderhouse Series (First was Mint & Basil), the Brickworks Ciderworks “The Burgundy Effect” is a full bodied cider, which you could mistake for a black current juice cocktail.  A lot of elements, quite tangy and carbonated, it’s not a beginners drink, and not very apple forward overall.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 4
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny – Pinot Noir
More Sour – 401 – Black Currant
More Dry – Heartwood – Currant Affair
More Crisp – West Ave – Cherriosity

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2 comments on “Brickworks – The Burgundy Effect

  1. Suzanne White

    Your black currant cider is my favourite cider ever (and I love cider) just wonder if it’s possible to order some for whenever you will be making at again. Thanks!

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