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Albemarle Ciderworks GoldRush

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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GoldRush is a recent American apple from Purdue University, named for its color and the rush of flavor it offers. That flavor is rich, complex and vinous. Its tart acidity, balanced with a spicy sweetness, makes it highly prized for cider. This fourth single varietal from Albemarle CiderWorks is dry and crisp with citrus overtones hinting of grapefruit. Its tartness on the tongue is smoothed by notes of honey and ginger. This is an elegantly dry cider that pairs wonderfully with a variety of foods-chicken cordon bleu, trout, Gruyere, Manchego- or on its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear pale golden color. Aroma of tart apples with sweet floral notes, mild tannins, faint bits of vanilla. The taste is tart apples, vanilla, tart berries. Medium bodied, peppery booze, slightly hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Beer Run. The pour’s almost clear. Very light gold with no head whatsoever. Active carb rising from the bottom of the glass. The nose is honeyed apple and pear. Light citrus, musty grape, countryside earthiness. Super dry, sweet flavors. Nice earthy spice, wood, manure. More citrus. Very tart on the bone dry finish. Light body, not a hint of the chunky ABV. Active carbonation. Overall, pretty good actually. I’m not much of a cider drinker, but this is certainly tasty.

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