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Lawson’s Finest Lost Meadow Cider 2011

Formerly brewed at Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Style: Cider
Warren, Vermont USA


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Made from a choice mix of apples selected for hard cider, using sweet, bitter, and sharp varieties. Blended and pressed by Lost Meadow Cidery of Calais, VT. Fermented with 100% champagne yeast. No added sugars. This bottling is a blend of the 2010 and 2011 versions aged in oak and in the glass. Contains sulfites. 7.5% alc/vol. "Straight from the Green Mountains to your head"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (13278) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Bobby. Clear golden pour with a light carbonation and small white head. Really, really plain and bland. A touch of aspirin, honey, and pear. Some apple skin and sweet, bottled apple juice. Quite dry and chalky on the palate. Some apple juice and pear, but lots of dry yeast, aspirin, and fruit skin. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9360) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
[ Bottle ][ t0rin0 ][ 22oz ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Clear light gold pour, low sparkling carbonation. Ring of foam. Typical American cider sweet yellow apple nose. Taste is ultra dry, paper, powdery, bland. Way too dry, chalky, nearly impossible to make a cider taste like this....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
22 oz. can bottle thanks to the CT crew at RBNE gathering, this completes my notes from that awesome event. Clear yellow without head. Aroma is rotten eggs, skunk urine and hints of Apple.

Flavor is a bit better with the urine and rotten eggs being more subdued by sparkling cider and hints of musty oak. Lightly tart. The texture is extremely dry, like champagne. If you can get past the aroma, this turned out pretty good. But if you have bottle of this, not sure how much longer you will want to hold it. Feels like it’s about to turn for the worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1692) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sampled at RBNEG. Pours crystal clear pale yellow. Green apple and cat piss aroma. Tart apple flavor with a little funk. Very dry. Not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1116) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Reynolds314 supplied. Many thanks! This is a urinal cake cider...has the aromas of spoiled milk, cat piss, and peaches, and wallpaper. Tastes much the same. Tart and weird. Fun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Sampled at SIPtemberfest. A better than average hard cider. The yeast used has fermented out nearly all of the sugars making it dry while leaving the apple flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Clear golden colored body, thin white head, minimal lacing. Fuji apple juice, champagne-like vibrancy, oak, and light tannins. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, refreshing finish. Would prefer more must and bright apple from an oak aged cider, but this was tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle with and shared by Brian. Pours clearish golden pour, not much lace or head to note. Notes of champagne yeast, funk, tart and crisp apples. Finishes on the dryer side. Superb cider from lawsons. I could drink this all day. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle (650 ml). Traded by reynolds341, thanks Matt! Clear straw color with a small quickly disappearing white head, no lacing. Aroma is quite interesting with, of course, apples along with slight funky-lambic like notes and some spices. Taste is of about the same. The champagne yeast is recognizable. Alcohol is completely hidden. Mouthfeel is dry. Very good cider. Thirst quenching and enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Picked this up at the December Farmers Market in Montpelier. Unfortunately, I’m not drinking this month but, as our only bottle that my GF was drinking, I tried an ounce or so to see how it measured up against other VT ciders. Crystal clear gorgeous champagne pour. 2 finger pillow top head that fades fast, bronze gold appearance. Nose is slight bad eggs / sulfur and horsey. Taste is very crisp. Not too in your face and 7.5% is hidden very well. this is not my favorite cider but it’s a very pleasant taste that makes you want more.

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