Farnum Hill Dooryard Cider 1131NJ
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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Dooryard 1131NJ (Bottles and Kegs) We blended this still, dry Dooryard with our friends at Hunterdon Brewing, FHCs New Jersey Distributor. On a rainy September weekend, John Hoyos, Drew Sewell, and Pete Martin came to Farnum Hill from the Garden State to taste with us, and to plan this Dooryard batch. Its a New Jersey exclusive. #1131NJ has a nose of ripe, sweet fruits, including apricot, peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit, quince, bittersweet apple, and melon. In the mouth, these fruits are joined by a bright acidity, and mild, broad bitterness. The mouthfeel is full, with moderate astringency. The finish follows the taste, with a bit more bitterness, and warmth. These guys did a good job. The predominant apple varieties in this beauty are Wickson, Dabinett, Esopus Spitzenberg, Kingston Black, and Major, with a smattering of others. We just made one pallet of bottles and a few kegs, available only in New Jersey (excepting a driblet at the orchard for lucky growler customers). Dooryard #1131NJ wont last long. Drink it if you can find it. (Nicole) P.S. From the Cider Is Interesting Dept: Before and throughout Prohibition, New Jersey produced perhaps the finest and best-known ciders in the country. In the mid-19th century, about half the bottles labeled and sold here as imported Champagne were filled with yes cider made in the Garden State. In the dry years, a famous fluid called Jersey Lightning, distilled from yes Jersey cider, did much to address popular demand and undermine law. Jersey farm ciders could rise again: plenty of unpaved ground in the Garden State. Wed love to see that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
From a bottle poured a copper color with no head. Light tart cider flavor with a quick finish.

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