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Clafeld – Honeycrisp

Clafeld – Honeycrisp

Cider Profile:

Name: Clafeld – Honeycrisp Cider
Sampled February 2021

Brand:  Clafeld Cider and Fruit Winery
Type: Apple – Single varietal
Location of Brewing: Picton, ON
ABV: 6%
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Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 3g/L

Size(s) available: 500l & 750ml (bottles)
Availability: Clafeld retail and online stores
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Pale sunshine yellow
Carbonation: Large, infrequently streaming


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Light aroma. Bright, sweet and crisp honeycrisp apple.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Crisp, very authentic and natural honeycrisp apple flavour. Mild honey aspects. Mild fermentation notes.
After Taste: Juicy honey crisp apple continues the same. Mild Earthy hints. Mostly dry finish. Average mouthfeel length.
On ice: Slightly watered down. Mildly less sweet.

Additional Notes:  Clafeld’s Honeycrisp Cider is a very authentic single varietal cider that tastes like the apple itself but less sweet and with noticeable fermentation notes (but the sugar is now mostly alcohol and it shows). A very juicy and crisp cider, it also has a mostly single flavour journey that ends mostly dry. Apple is bright and clean. A very straightforward but satisfying cider done well for its intention.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – East Street – Landmark Dry
More Sour – Duxbury – Heritage 1650
More Dry – Windswept – Crimson Crisp (2018)
More Crisp – Thornbury – Honeycrisp Cider

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