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Albemarle Ciderworks Jupiter’s Legacy

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Jupiter’s Legacy (price: $18 per bottle) is a fruity blend of classic American cider apples -- Harrison, Yates, Hyslop and Virginia Crab -- augmented with several dessert varieties. This dry cider is fresh, clean, bright and lively on the tongue. It pairs elegantly with traditional American cuisine -- pork and roast poultry -- as well as cheeses, pates and sausages. The name of the cider is explained on the back label: Two boys were born at Shadwell in 1743. One was Thomas Jefferson; the other, Jupiter Evans, a slave and Jefferson’s most trusted servant for years. When Jupiter died in 1800, Jefferson wrote, "...he leaves a void in my domestic arrangements which cannot be filled." Cider was America’s staple beverage well into the 19th Century, and among Jupiter’s duties was the exacting task of bottling Monticello’s cider production. "Malt liquors and cyder are my table drink," Jefferson noted, and wrote his daughter Martha that, "the death of Jupiter obliges me to ask of Mr. Randolph or yourself to give orders at the proper time in March for the bottling of my cyder."


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (88) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Apple, waxy on nose. Very tart up front. Light body. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5187) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2014
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with green shimmers, zero head and some light carbonation. Nice nose, crisp fruit, apple, apple skin, honey, pears champagne. A little bit of funk in the flavor, lightly sweet, lightly tart, apple, some candle wax, straw, light lemon. Dry finish. Hides the alcohol well. Fairly nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From a bottle poured a yellow color with a small amount of head. Nice dry tart cider flavor with a quick finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle @ Cidery. Pale and clear with white dissipating head. Light tart aroma with just a faint sweetness. Nice tart flavor. Light bodied- not crisp but not overly sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
750mL thanks to Travlr. Clear straw to white. Little white fizz. Champagne carbonation. White grape nose. Minerally and tangy like champagne. Taste is champagne almost exactly. Tannic and watery in the finish. I think this is actually champagne. I hate champagne. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow golden color. Aroma of dusty apple flesh. Taste is lemons, bitter apple skins, dry finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a very light yellow color that quickly settles down to nothing. The nose has brisk apple notes with a little yeast or dust character. The flavor has a nice tart/sweet thing going on with a bit of dustiness and a nice dry finish. Aggressive carbonation. Definitely a nice cider.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 6, 2011
750mL Bottle, poured at CiderDays 2011. Big funky, musty, bright and spicy aroma. Complex and interesting. The flavors brought on more of the same and the overall diversity of the flavor palate was entertaining. There may be a nip too much going on, but I think this is very good work.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy yellow, good level of carbonation evident. Aroma is musky apple, almost a touch of brett present. Flavor is complex apple and musty hay. Hint of dried strawberry on finish. Exceptionally well done, by far the closest American cider I have had compared to French farmhouse ciders.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (4074) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Phenolic aroma of apple and rubber with unripe strawberriy accents. Clear yellow, fair amount of carbonation. Dry and fizzy, apple flavor. Unremarkable and overly carbonated.


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