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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (5272) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
How: Sample (1½ oz) at Northern Kingdom Tasting Center.

>>> An elegant, wonderfully complex and incredibly tasty ice cider with a flavor profile leaning toward liquorous wine and Sauternes. Wow!

- Clear bright orangey-golden color leaving long sticky legs on the glass.
- The complexity of this one is just out of this world. Flavors are swirling between sweet decadent apples, bright acidic presence and superb oak features... and yet this is still wonderfully balanced.
- The oak-aging is suiting this one like a glove.
- I love the liquorous Sauternes-like flavor profile.
- Medium body. Liquorous and rather tannic. Finish is impressive with a mouth coating sweetness cut by a sharp acidity, followed by a much welcome alcohol warming and ending with mild lingering oak spiciness.
- This is a masterpiece!

Flavors: Baked apples, oak, wood spiciness, apple sauce, alcohol, winey notes, toffee, butter (in a good way).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4500) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10602) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. 2009- Pours orange gold - nose/taste of oak, caramel apple, frozen apple and cinnamon - medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3486) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7723) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   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.

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