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West Ave – Firecracker

West Ave – Firecracker

Cider Profile:

Name:  West Avenue Firecracker
Sampled January 2019

Brand: West Avenue Cider House
Fire Cider
Location of Brewing:
Flamborough, ON
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 375 mL (bottle)
West Avenue Retail Store
Dark rusty-brown
No carbonation except for a few still bubbles at the top.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Semi-strong aroma. Sweet heritage apples and maple syrup. Smells ice cider-like.
Initial Taste:. No bite but some quick acidity. Notably thick with a sweet and pulpy apple base. Maple syrup flavours and feel is very noticeable right away.
After Taste: Thick, syrupy apple and maple flavours continue. Mature apple flavour with some tangy elements. Ends with mild spice notes on the palate. Overall flavour builds as you drink more. Slight syrup/film finish.
On ice: Thinner consistency and less tangy.

Additional Notes: Made by reducing the water content via a maple syrup evaporator, this fire cider from West Ave is unique and perfect for cold winter days. This cider is rich and we would recommend as a dessert slow-sipper. Obviously made with a blend of heritage apples, it is a mature beverage and it may confuse less experienced cider drinkers. On ice, it provides a differing but equally enjoyable experience.  Very unique, think and extra smooth ice cider.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Great Cider – Ice Cider
More Sour – Heartwood Cidery – Eve Goes Badass
More Dry – Fieldbird – Buzzing Chatter
More Crisp – Kings Mill – Ice Cider

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