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Clafeld – Disco Lemonade

Clafeld – Disco Lemonade

Cider Profile:

Name:  Clafeld Cider Disco Lemonade
Sampled April 2018

Brand: Clafeld Fruit Winery and Cider House
Flavoured – Lemon
Location of Brewing:
Picton, ON
Website Link:
Fermented apple juice, fermented grape juice, dried grapefruit peel, dried lemon peel, dried orange peel, sugar, potassium sorbate, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473mL (cans)
Clafeld retail store and online
Bright yellow
Small semi-streaming bubbles with large still bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma – dry, musty apple with a lot of fermentation-process notes
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Slight acidity and quick musty flavours. Some bitter and sour flavours from the apples.
After Taste: Sweet lemon flavour comes through and largely overtakes apple flavours. Malty with some acidity. Semi-dry finish.
On ice: Cuts out carbonation sensation. Increases lemon/lemonade flavour and is sweeter overall, with less must.

Additional Notes: Clafeld’s Disco Lemonade cider is a unique cider, delivering on a sweet – not puckering – lemon flavour on the palate. If you want an aged, mature, more-wine like experience drink it without ice. If you want a sweeter experience that really highlights the sweet lemonade aspects, throw some ice in it.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks Hawaii 5 Eh
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More Crisp – Collective Arts Honey and Lavender

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