Archibald’s – Hard Cherry
Name: Archibald’s – Hard Cherry
Sampled September 2021
|Brand: Archibald’s Estate Winery
Type: Flavoured – Cherry
Location of Brewing: Bownmanville, ON
Website Link: archibaldswinery.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
CIDER CRATE TASTING NOTES:
Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet apple with a hint of cherry. Some farm, funky apple notes and acidity.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Mix of semi-tart apple and lightly puckering cherry that quickly dissipates.
After Taste: Becomes sweeter and more candied. Some dryness like a rosé wine, with a bit of maraschino cherry finish. Some tanginess and thicker mouth feel with a bit of a gritty elements.
On ice: Much thinner and carbonation reduced.
Additional Notes: Archibald’s Hard Cherry, is not as hard as the name implies. It has a nice, smooth cherry profile on top of a standard, semi-tart apple base. Still crisp and clean, it’s a medium-sweet offering with a bit of a thinker finish. A very concentrated cherry flavour – Jolly Rancher energy here.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5
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