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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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%


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Pours clear darker amber. Aroma is clean apples apple seeds fruity slightly sweet. Flavor is so sweet fullbodied apples nice touch of sppke seeds a bit acidy.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Bottle (2009)… This cider rocks!… Clear, perfectly amber cider with thick, long legs. The aroma offers apples and spiciness – earthy and fruity with subtle peppery, woody nuances. Full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is moderately sour and quite fruity – almost Granny Smith-like. Certainly sweet, but offers loads of acidity as well. Lasting tart finish. Another world class ice cider hauled down to Florida by MartinT!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Sampled @ Astor Wines. My favorite newly discovered apple varietal this week. Clear, orange maple/amber color. Very still, very leggy. Smells of bold, compact apples, maple, & a touch of vanilla & something veggy. One side is full of honey & gummy bears flavors. The other is full of tart, juicy apples, with a hard, acidic punch. It cuts it well. A bit hot. Suckling sweet, with a strong, potent, woodsy edge. Invigorating.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6284) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 Bottle sampled at 61 Local with Linh during cider NYC 2012. Paired with the Moss End Blue. Pours a deep amber golden body with no lacing. Aroma is sweet apple syrup, perfume, flowers and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of apple, super sugary apples, skins, syrup, and a light floral perfume.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured from 200ml bottle batch 2012ns201 thanks AdamJackson. Pours amber gold. Aromas of crisp apple and honey. Taste is awesome, smooth and silky, crisp apple and a hint of vanilla. I could drink this every day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13942) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared in London - sourced from Vermont. Vintage 2011. Pours rich, clear amber-gold with a bubbly head. Dense apple juice aroma, a bit of apple pie, cinnamon. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with meaty, ripe apple some spices, hearty alcohol, cognac, mild tartness, caramel. Full bodied, oily and chewy, soft. Hot finish with more ripe apples, apple pie filling, subtle wintery spice, a bit of bread, decent acidity. Quite robust, but the acidic bite really takes the edge off. Wonderful stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
375mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a clear orange amber with no head. Nose is decadent, with toffee, caramel apple, and candied sugar. Flavour is very sweet, with treacle toffee, caramel, and sweet red apples. Sweet but not cloying. Wonderful stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 8, 2010
375mL Bottle poured at "Northern Spy Oak-Aged" at CiderDays 2010. Dark amber-orange pour, caramel colored. Light apple sweetness aroma, subdued. Flavors and textures reveal a great tartness balanced with clean, buttery sweetness. Booze is well restrained and there’s the faintest hint of funk within. Earthy. The oak adds a nice mature snap to a very sugary beverage. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
Courtesy of yespr
Hazy light amber color. Very nice aroma, apple concentrate, caramel, brown sugar, sweet; there is some hazelnut, and light sourness; unfortunately it also has a very light puke smell. Good body strength; sweet apple juice flavor, with high acidity, and quite a level of astringency. Rough but very interesting.
Tasted side to side, more fat and decandent than the Calville Blend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pouring at the Applepalooza event at the Astor Center. Pours a clear amber gold. Light gentle wood, apple flesh. Smooth and velvety. Long tart acid, silky sugar, caramel. Very well balanced, dries out a bit and picks up some more wood on the finish. Picked up a bottle of this afterward to bring home.


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