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Thornbury – Honeycrisp

Thornbury – Honeycrisp

Cider Profile:

Name:   Thornbury – Honeycrisp
Sampled May 2020

Brand: Thornbury Village Cider House
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Thornbury, ON
Website Link:
Honeycrisp apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 26 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (Can)
LCBO and Thornbury Retail and Online stores
Light, straw yellow, translucent and almost shiny.
Small, infrequently streaming bubbles with ring of foam

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet and crisp pulpy apple.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation. Smooth and crisp sweet honeycrisp apple with some slight tart notes
After Taste: Apple flavours remain the same, very little change but becomes slightly drier and tarter, more apple focused.  Lingers a long time.
On ice: Reduced carbonation and slightly less apple focused.

Additional Notes: Thornbury’s Honeycrisp Apple Cider, this single varietal cider tastes like a simple, sweet and standard apple juice, with just a bit of alcoholic notes so you know it’s a hard cider.  One of the most “crisp” ciders we have had (the sharp apple flavour, slightly acidic but a refreshing, clean finish).  A hard apple to work with as it traditionally does not fit cider well, Thornbury has been successful in capturing the varietal elements well.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Reinhart’s Red Apple Light Cider
More Sour – Heritage Estate – Eden’s Apple
More Dry – Duxbury – Sideroad 
More Crisp – 

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