Woodchuck Out On A Limb Cheeky Cherry

Posted: October 22, 2015 in Cider, Reviews, Woodchuck Cidery

The other half picked this cider up awhile back. It’s another selection from Woodchuck’s Out On A Limb series. Let’s see how this one was.

cheekycherry

ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “They started with the delightful combo of Chocolate and Raspberry, and then moved on to aging ‘spitters’ in bourbon barrels. This time? Well, they got a bit cheeky. When our Cider Makers went Out on a Li,b. not only did our tanks go tart, but they brought back one of our most highly reviewed Cellar Series styles. Formerly known as Sour Cherry, we’re excited to announce the Out on a Limb Cheeky Cherry! Cheeky Cherry features a combination of dried cherries and cherry juice in our small batched cider. The dried tart cherries from Michigan are infused directly into the cider base, and then Belgian cherry juice is added to the final blend, bringing forward those tart and sour notes. Crafted with both common eating apple varieties and bittersweet cider fruit, this style will be sure to excite those taste buds.”

Random: I’m really getting into ciders. It also helps that Val really likes them.

This cider poured with less than a finger of white head that dissipated instantly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, deep ruby-red color with moderate carbonation. The nose had a lot of red cherries with a touch of apple. Some apple skins came through as well. The taste was much more towards the tart side of cherry with sweet red apples. Cherry juice came through too, but the taste was more towards tart than sweet. The body was light with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish with tart cherry juice and apple skins. This was $2.29 for the single, which came to $.19 per ounce. This was a nice cider that balanced its tartness well. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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Comments
  1. cidersays says:

    I think this is one of the better cherry ciders, second only to a craft cherry cider I like by Washington Gold.

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