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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%

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4.2
tderoeck (9744) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2017
15/VII/17 - 186ml bottle @ post-Billies cool-down at 77ships’ place (Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2017-1024) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange to dark amber cider, no head. Aroma: lots and lots of apple juice, sweet, bit sugary. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty sourish, alcohol, sweet, sour apples, very nice stuff, bit sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, lots and lots of sugary apple juice, very complex, really lovely stuff!

4.4
kraddel (8173) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
Thnx eugene ! Pours dark amber. Smell is intense, sweet applejuice. Heavy on the alcohol. Taste is full, sweet, intense apples, wood, strong , silky. Mild booze. Very nice !

4.7
77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2017
187 ml. bottle sampled @ "D. & E. Tasting #3". Obtained in a trade with AdamChandler, likely a vintage. Quite dark orange. Nose is very sweet thicker ice cider, sugar, sweet warming, low cinnamon. Taste is sweet warming syrup, apple candy, thick sweet syrup ice cider, sugar, pleasantly warming, some sugar,… Thicker bodied. Very good Ice Cider far better than their Honeycrisp.

4
phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle shared by seeswo - thanks again, Chris! - because he heard me ask "Don’t they make ice ciders?" when Roger pulled out one of their regular ciders. This one pours a clear orange gold with no head. Tangy and sweet, with candied apple, honey, sugars, leather, wood, slight vanilla, just a little acidity, and a wave of berry fruits on the finish. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation. Really nice ice cider.

4.7
mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Amber pour, tending towards a burgundy. Syrupy, clinging to the glass, but no legs to speak of; just clings. Big aroma of apples dipped in honey. Vanilla, cinnamon and alcohol. Flavor immediately shows the barrel aging. Vanilla, strawberry and tannins. Super sweet, but somehow balanced. Pretty assertive acidity in the back when you’re looking for it, but I didn’t even notice at first. Wood, alcohol burn, apple, clove, honey, a touch of black pepper. Really complex and really damn good. I can’t put the glass down. I could drink this every day. Delicious stuff.

4
Jow (3927) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle pour at VT cider tasting at Wassail was hoping Eden would bring this one. nose is apple pie and oak. tastes of apple puree, oak, vanilla, poached pears, alcohol, and pie dough. some booziness on finish and fairly sweet. Tasty beverage

4.3
BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Apple and alcohol smell. Taste is super juicy and tart pear, white grape juice, golden raisin, applesauce, and slight alcohol. Slightly above medium body.

3.9
bytemesis (8451) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle pours at ANXO. Pours clear pinkish orange, no head or lacing. Aroma is apple, red apple all the way. Fully sweet and super rich apple flavor with oaky highlights. Light plus body, hint of tartness as well. Nice sipper.

4.1
Dfonorow (2216) - 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
JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, 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.


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