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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This single-varietal ice cider is being aged in a French oak barrel, imparting structure and delicate spice. Northern Spy is an antique variety of apple that was one of the three most popular in America at the end of the 19th century. It has a sweetly tart flavor that is superbly enhanced by the oak. Brix after concentration: 35 Alcohol by volume: 10% Residual sugar: 15% Titratable acidity: 1.2%


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is light yellow. Aroma and flavor of apple juice, honey, wax, vanilla, and maple. Finish is sweet but balanced by oak and booze.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5538) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Sample at the tasting room. This is where it’s at. Rich brown-copper pour, clear. Aroma is really enticing, caramel laced with vanilla, toasted maillard notes, figs, raisins, caramel apple. Taste is rich, big caramel sweetness, just a touch wild, leathery, woody notes, mild acidity. Palate is rich, warming, liquory. Beautiful.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle pour at ANXO Sighting at Sally’s Middle Name. Beautiful clear deep golden ruby amber color. Aroma of poached pear, candied apple, burnt creme brullee. Taste is sweet, syrupy mulled apple, vanilla, dark fruit, tannins. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5644) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at ratebeer best bottle share. pours out golden topped with a small head. nose is great big sweetness caramel apple on a stick. Taste is more of the caramel candy apple sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
sampled at northern eastern kingdom tasting center, newport, vt. almost clear bright golden pour with some stunning sticky legs. tons of red fruitiness - raspberries mostly; meaty red apples, on-the-spot light acidity cutting through a controlled level of sweetness - caramelized brown sugar and woodsy apple sauce; smooth oak. flat carbonation, medium to full body - oily; very lightly tart, sweet, warming and spicy-woodsy finish. northern spy varietal is a revelation to me. finely tuned, balanced and smooth oak-aged ice cider. excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle at the RB Best Awards
Clear dark golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of ripe apples and caramel. Flavors of apples and sugar
Decent

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 16, 2016. Bottles, vintage 2011 and 2013.
Amber with no head. Aroma is baked apples with a light skin tartness, vanilla, caramel, raisin notes. Taste is medium sweet, tart and fruity. Finish is tart apples, sweet baked apples, vanilla, caramel and hints of dried fruits. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, no carbonation.
2013 is more fruity whereas 2011 has more dried fruits and caramel notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
2011 A: Quite dark coloured, a bit brownish N: concentrated apple juice, baked apple T: apple, plum, dark berries O: Very nice balanced tart and sweet!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottles received through the Eden Ice Cider Club. Labeled 2011NS201 and 2013NS101. Pours clear amber leaving some prominent legs on the glass. Smell is heavy fruity with concentrated apple must, caramel, toffee, charred wood, vanilla, hay, minerals, lemon peal and hints of apple pie spices. Taste is sweet, sour and heavy fruity. mouthfeel is round, heavy oily, tart and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with concentrated apple must, raisins, caramel, charred wood, hay, minerals, lemon peal and alcohol. 2011NS201 provides even deeper caramel and raisins notes with leather and fat concentrated sweet and tart apples. 2013NS101 is good but 2011NS201 is plain amazing!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle at Happy New Beer in Sätila 160116. 2011 and 2013 version tested together. Clear amber/orange color, no head. Fresh overripe apple aroma, caramel, oak notes. Fresh overripe apple flavor, funky, yeast notes, caramel, grapes, spicy notes, apple pie. Great mouthfeel.


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