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Clafeld – Abracadabra

Clafeld – Abracadabra

Cider Profile:

Name:   Clafeld – Abracadabra
Sampled April 2020

Brand:  Clafeld Fruit Wine and Cider House
Flavoured – Butterfly Pea Flower
Location of Brewing:
Picton, ON
5.5 %
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Fermented apple juice, dried butterfly pea powder, sugar, sulphates, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473 mL (Can)
Clafeld Retail Store + Waupoos Winery Online Store
Butterfly Pea Flower
Medium-dark semi-translucent royal purple. Some blue hues
Small, streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Semi-strong aroma of astringent apple – with hints of lavender, floral and blueberry. Some earthiness.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Quickly semi-sour. Astringent apples with some funky floral notes. Some earthiness and must.
After Taste: Apple dissipates quickly, leaving an acidic, citrus/lemon-like notes with some berry flavours.  Pretty tonic in nature.
On ice:  Similar, a little less carbonation and smoother.

Additional Notes:  An Instagramable vivid purple, the Abracadabra by Clafeld is a mix between astringent apples and a unique, tonic-like citrus kicker.  It is harsh, not sweet as one might guess from the colour, and different than most other ciders available on the market.  Mild floral taste from the butterfly pea flower powder, and not very apple forward.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider – Blackberry Peach
More Sour – Thornbury – Blueberry Elderflower
More Dry – Spirit Tree – Pear with Lavender 
More Crisp – Brickworks – Rosé Cider

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