In this cider blog, we are going to the first cider from Blake’s. It is their El Chavo. There is not much history on their website. I do know they have been in business less than five years. They make several different Hard Cider. There is about 12 different Hard Cider on tap in their Taproom. Let us get into this Hard Cider.
This cider has a clear light yellow color without a head. The smell has a slight mango and hints of Habanero peppers. The taste has a mango to earthly notes with pepper hot aftertaste. It is kind of drinkable but I can see becoming sipping cider.
Here is a description from their website (www.blakeshardcider.com):
We like spicing things up. That’s why we put dimmers on the lights in our Cider House. And it’s why we created this sweet, heated blend of Habanero Pepper, mango and our famous Blake’s apple. Experience a hard cider that’s really, honestly, truly like no other. Experience El Chavo.
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Closing, I have to say I am not a huge hard cider fan. I am always willing to try it at least two times to see if I can find one that I like. I have to say between Woodchuck and Blake’s Hard Cider. I have found two cider companies that I enjoyed drinking their products. In the few times, I had some of Blake’s Hard Ciders. I did not have time to write tasting notes. I had to write-up for this special and unique cider. I like it. I did not know how the peppers would go over with apple and mango notes. The Habanero Pepper starts to shine through the end part of the pint. It is not overpowering which I liked. There is a nice balance in this Hard Cider. I highly recommend this cider. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser