BlackBird Dabinett English Style Cider
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Silver medal in the Commercial English style category at the 2012 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Five years ago when the orchard owner was considering apple cider varieties, he noted Dabinett as one of the most popular apples used in making English style ciders .  Dabinett trees were planted in 2008 and in 2011 the first full crop of apples were harvested.  The result is a semi-dry English style cider, deep gold and a little cloudy; typical for this style.  Full bodied with light to moderate astringency.  Pair with a cheese plate, roasted chicken and vegetables, or a pork roast.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle via old toad, rochester. Cloudy light apricot color, thin white ring...fresh apple nose and fresh apple flavors... Nothing much weird going on but clean stuff...wish it had some funk but it don’t.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at Campground Brewdown 2014. Pours a faintly hazed gold with a thin white head. Funky, sweet apples. Medium bodied, sweet and funky. Dry plastic and brett. Chewy tart apples and soft funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6609-20140815] Bottle. Apple woody cheese aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Dry apple flesh flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
2014-08-15. Lightly hazy bright yellow body, headless. Aroma of musty funky tannins and apple seeds. Flavour is dry, fruity apple, note of skins and seeds in the finish. Average to light bodied palate, soft to no carbonation. Bottle at Campground Brewdown

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. another nice cider, bretty bandaid notes, nice apple flavor. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Cloudy gold with no carbonation. Sweet apples in the aroma with some hints of other sweetness. Mild sweet apple and honey at the front with a dry and very light earthy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MacBoost (1735) - Penfield, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle split with Todd, dadouchey1. Pours a hazy straw color with no head. Aroma of apple juice, some alcohol. Taste is muted apple, honey. This was Todd’s idea, not mine. Meh. A pretty average cider.

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