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d's Wicked Cider Co Chanilla

Review: Chanilla by d’s Wicked Cider Co


Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 6.90%

Cider Maker’s Description

d's Wicked Cider Chanilla is a hand crafted hard apple cider made with the freshest Pacific Northwest grown apples. We've infused fresh cherry and Madagascar vanilla bean to create this cidergasmic new flavor. This cider has expressive notes of pie cherries and cream soda with a lush marshmallow finish.

Appearance:

  • very hazy / cloudy, reddish orange color

Carbonation:

  • deep coverage of bubbles when poured, 1/4" of medium bubbles head when swirled, bottoms up swirl of the second bottle really increased the carbonation throughout the life of the bottle

Aromas:

  • very powerful and in your face, cherries, cloves, Belgian ale, sour beer

Taste:

  • very vanilla, cloves, I get some hints of cherry but feel like they're masked by the spices, full flavored / full bodied, Belgian ale-like

Mouthfeel:

  • tart acidity but also a creamy texture

Finish:

  • reasonably clean and quick finish, maybe some lingering hints of cloves

Tasting Notes / General Impression

I feel like the acidity amplifies the sweetness and makes it seem sweeter than it is, very nice winter cider, reminds me a little of hot mulled cider

Reviewer Notes

the first time I had this I noticed thick sediment at bottom of bottle, before my second bottle of this I gave it an aggressive bottoms up swirl to stir in the sediment and it made a huge difference in how the cider presented itself, these notes cover both tastings with the bulk of the notes coming from the second bottle


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Cidery Information

d's Wicked Cider Co
https://www.dswickedcider.com/
Kennewick, WA

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.