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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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ĘppelTreow Sparrow Spiced is tart "hard" cider infused with premium baking spices. There’s more than a hint of cinnamon, allspice and cardamom. It is crafted from a blend of modern and heirloom apple varieties .


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2014
Crushed with Jakebra
Pours golden with a few small bubbles.

The aroma has some tart apple, some cinnamon & some cardamom. It’s spice forward but not especially sweet smelling. Generally it’s a pleasant smelling cider if a touch medicinal.

The flavor is lightly but pleasantly acidic & the apple character is both of the tart & sweet persuasion. The spiciness seems pretty focused around cinnamon, like to the point where it’s a little bit hot. The spice character is the most dominant part of the cider but it’s not overbearing to the point of unpleasant.
Interesting & good, but really not what I look for in a cider.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
At ĘppelTreow’s tasting barn. Golden yellow with no head. Spicy aroma with apples, nutmeg and mace. Taste of pumpkin spices, apples, cinnamon, allspice and a sweet and tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Draft. Clear golden color. Aroma of dried apple skins. The taste is more spice forward, with apple pie spices just like a nicely done pumpkin beer would have pumpkin pie spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours light gold with a white smear. Aroma is the "cinnamon, allspice and cardamom" real deal. As someone wrote: screw pumpkin pie. Flavor is all that spice over some appleskin/apple. Finishes dry and lightly tart. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Draft at CK. This is superb. Dry crisp apples, cinnamon, clove, big nutmeg. Stunning attenuation. Screw pumpkin beer just drink this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Enjoyed at a winery tasting. Pours a clean yellow with light carbonation. Smells of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and tastes of the same mixed with cinnamon applesauce. To my delight, it was not overly spiced and I will serve a bottle warmed for the holidays this year.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Sampled at ĘppelTreow Winery. This cider was a highlight and we brought a couple bottles home. The nice thing about this cider was that it wasn’t overly spiced. It did have the typical cinnamon and nutmeg spices, but the apples still were what this cider was all about. This one is extremely well balanced. And, for $8 / 750 mL, this is a steal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle - Pours clear pale yellow, bubbles cling to the side of the glass, but form no head. Nose has lots of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, dry apple and a bit of honey sweetness. Taste is dry and spicy, with ginger, cinnamon, dry apple, sweet white wine, and a dry, spicy finish. Full carbonation and a thin body. A little heavy on the spice, but an interesting take.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours a very pale straw yellow with no head. Lots of spices in the nose, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice. The taste is very tart up front with nicely balanced spices on the back end. This is a delicious cider.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
187ml bottle with many thanks to Secret Santa. Very clear and pale yellow/straw hued pour, minimal head formation (if at all). Minimal legs. Very spicy aroma: tons of allspice, licorice, clove, cardamom. Kind of nasal numbing. Bay leaf rum. Very light, tart apple and lemon zest. Apple is a bit lost but still a pleasant aroma. Very different from any other mulled or spiced cider that I have had before. Slightly green smelling. Flavors are shockingly tart, a bit musty too. Odd apple flavor. Cardamom dominates a bit too much. Nearly still, just a hint of carbonation. Medium sweetness in the mid palate but finishes decently dry. Odd cider .


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