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Heemans – Original

Heemans – Original

Cider Profile:

Name: Heemans – Original
Sampled Aug 2021

Brand: Heemans Cider
Type: Apple – Sweet
Location of Brewing: Thorndale, ON
ABV: 4%
Website Link: heeman.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability: Heeman retail + online store
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Translucent straw yellow
Carbonation: Medium heavily streaming bubbles to start

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium, sweet pulpy and fleshy apples, hints of peel, but clean.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation, but a lot of soft bubbles. Sweet, smooth and quite soft apple as often found in a pink apple.  Clean with a slight tannic note in a medium body.
After Taste: Apple continues, becomes slightly sweeter and a little softer.  More earthy elements start to arise in this long lingering aftertaste. Hints of honey elements in the finish.
On ice: Slightly thinner mouthfeel. No flavour change, less carbonation.

Additional Notes:  Heeman’s Original is a medium-sweet cider, but it’s not sugary, with a lot of juicy apple elements. Clean, very refreshing and upbeat.  No tart notes with remaining elements well balanced. A lot of unique apples make it easy to drink, but still not a “light” overall flavour, even at 4%.  Would appeal to many.  Medium, middle of the ground cider is most regards.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:

More Sweet – Shale Ridge – Semi-Sweet Apple
More Sour – Kings Mill – Russet Heritage
More Dry – Archibalds – Hard Core Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury – Road Apples Cider

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