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Clafeld – Cranberry Apple

Clafeld – Cranberry Apple

Cider Profile:

Name:   Clafeld – Cranberry Apple
Sampled April 2020

Brand: Clafeld Fruit Winey & Cider House
Flavoured – Cranberry
Location of Brewing: Picton, ON
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, fermented cranberry juice, sugar, sorbate, sulfites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content:  N/A

Size(s) available: 355mL (Can)
Clafeld Retail Store + Online
Pale, translucent peach
Medium and Large infrequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, tart cranberry. Some musty notes and a crisp apple secondary aroma.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Semi-strong crisp apple that is rather dry to taste.
After Taste: Becomes more cranberry focused as the tartness takes over – also somewhat dry on the palate. Some apple notes at the end. Some film to finish
On ice: Carbonation slightly reduced, flavours a little cleaner with less bubbles.

Additional Notes: The Cranberry by Clafeld is unique, as it starts out apple and quickly becomes cranberry (tart and dry) focused.  Not very sweet, it has a true, fresh cranberry flavour and characteristics. Less intense than a lot of other cranberries ciders, it’s more wine-like than traditional cider that is infused with the fruit.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest – Rubee
More Sour – Muskoka – Cliff Jump Cranberry
More Dry – Great Cider – Cranberry
More Crisp – Thornbury – Cranberry Apple

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