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Clafeld – Ginger Gold (Dry)

Clafeld – Ginger Gold (Dry)

Cider Profile:

Name: Clafeld – Ginger Gold (Dry)
Sampled October 2020

Brand:  Clafeld Cider House (Waupoos Winery)
Type: Apple – Dry, single varietal
Location of Brewing: Picton, ON
ABV: 6%
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Ingredients: Ginger gold apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 48g/L

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Clafeld retail store + Waupoos Winery online store
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent, light yellow
Carbonation: Large, infrequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Bright and juicy apple with a hint of earthiness.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Smooth juicy apple flesh with a touch of dryness and tannins present. Zippy notes. Bartlett-pear like notes. 
After Taste: Dissipates quickly.  Becomes more dry and less apple forward.  Some earthy and funky elements become more present. Mild ginger root undertones.
On ice: Carbonation dramatically reduced leaving a more watered-down flavour.

Additional Notes:  Not to be confused with a ginger flavoured cider, the Ginger Gold by Clafeld is a single varietal that is semi-dry and a little bartlett-pear like.  Finishes drier with a bit of earthy elements, like the name of the apple implies, ginger-like.  Zippy, with some spice-like undertones. Light bodied overall. Very apple flesh focused and juicy. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry –3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny – Apple Cider
More Sour – County – Waupoos Premium Cider
More Dry – The Old Third – Golden Russet
More Crisp – Mackintosh Ciderhouse – Five Acre Cider

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