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Chill St – Wild Thing

Chill St – Wild Thing

Cider Profile:

Name: Chill St – Wild Thing
Sampled March 2021

Brand: Chill Street Cider
Type: Flavoured – Mixed fruit
Location of Brewing: Elmsdale, NS
ABV: 7%
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Ingredients: N/A 
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Chill St. Retail and online store
Flavour: Blueberry & Sangria
Colour: Translucent dar burgundy
Carbonation: Appears almost still. Lightly carbonated. 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Extra sweet candied blueberries. Some red wine elements.
Initial Taste: Light bite – somewhat like a wine. Thick and heavy blueberry.  Some dessert apples that are light.  Red wine astringent elements are there but not as dry.
After Taste: Red wine lingers and is very noticeable on the breath. Blueberry becomes more gritty in the finish.  No apple residue. 
On ice: Reduced carbonation and thinner mouthfeel.

Additional Notes:  The Wild Thing by Chill Street is a wine/cider blend with lots of blueberry elements that are sweet and thick (but not candied tasting like it smells). Its blueberry forward with light apple flavour and elements pulled from the red wine, but without the harshness and astringency of a straight red wine.  If you find red wine too harsh, this might be a great option for you as it has the base profile of a cider. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – No Boats on Sunday – Mixed Berry
More Sour – Annapolis – Earl Blue
More Dry – York County – Like an Academic Blueberry Cider
More Crisp – Ernest – Wild Blueberry

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