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Revel – Whimsy (2020)

Revel – Whimsy (2020)

Cider Profile:

Name: Revel – Whimsy (2020)
Sampled March 2021

Brand: Revel Cider
Type: Perry – Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Guelph, On
ABV: 5.7%
Website Link: revelcider.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Revel retail and online store
Flavour: Pear & cherry
Colour:  Translucent, slightly cloudy rose gold
Carbonation: Medium streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Bright cherry and strong funky pear notes. 
Initial Taste: Medium bite from acidity. Semi-sweet pear, following with a bright and strong sour cherry. Funky and earthy dank pear.  Before the aftertaste, its sour intensity peaks leaving you rather puckering.
After Taste: Once the peak finishes, it dissipates quite quickly, leaving the mouth with some lingering elements of funk and cellaring.
On ice: Much more watered down in flavour and mouthfeel.

Additional Notes:  Revel’s perry cherry Whimsy is a rather acidic offering, with bright and tart cherry and funky pear notes. It is puckering and intense but cleans out quickly.  Dry and earthy, it’s very full-bodied. Contrasting bright fruit flavours and dank, sour funky elements play a dance with one another on the palate. More cherry than pear focused, and much more sour than their cherry Sonata cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 1.5
Sour – 5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Slabtown – Legendary Cherry
More Sour – 
More Dry – 
More Crisp – Shale Ridge – Cherry Apple

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