Revel – Whimsy (2020)
Name: Revel – Whimsy (2020)
Sampled March 2021
|Brand: Revel Cider
Type: Perry – Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Guelph, On
Website Link: revelcider.ca
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
More Sweet – Slabtown – Legendary Cherry
More Sour –
More Dry –
More Crisp – Shale Ridge – Cherry Apple
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