The Cider Crate

West Ave – HD3

West Ave – HD3

Cider Profile:

Name: West Ave – HD3
Sampled February 2021

Brand: West Avenue Cider
Type: Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing: Freelton, ON
ABV: 6.7%
Website Link: westavenue.ca
Ingredients: N/A, Sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 335ml (can)
Availability: West Avenue Retail & online stores
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent, golden yellow
Carbonation: Small, frequently-streaming



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Extra light aroma. Semi-sweet and tart apples with syrupy essences.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Light, smooth and semi-bright apples.  Some tannic elements.  Clean. Slight floralness.
After Taste: It becomes drier and some more funky elements arise.  Becomes a little earthy/apricot like, but not a huge change overall. 
On ice: Flavour and carbonation dramatically reduced. “Stripped” with ice.

Additional Notes: The HD3 by West Avenue Cider is a light, heritage offering that has a slight funky finish but overall a pretty consistent journey.  Some dry, apricot/stone fruit elements.   Be sure to stay off the ice if you want the full flavour experience, if not, you wouldn’t get much. One of the more mellow heritage ciders we’ve had, especially from West Avenue.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Grey & Gold – Wildflower 
More Sour – Steel Town – Barrique 
More Dry – Windswept – Lost Orchard (2017)
More Crisp – County Cider – Elderflower Sour

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