Albemarle Ciderworks Old Virginia Winesap

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The quintessential American apple, Winesap was grown in Virginia since colonial times. William Coxe in 1817 called it "one of our best cider fruits" and "much esteemed as a good eating apple. It produces a cider that is vinous, clear and strong." Its legendary flavor and dependable production has made it highly praised for generations.
Old Virginia Winesap is the second varietal from Albemarle CiderWorks and makes a notable contribution to our revival of traditional American ciders. It is spicy, floral and fruity, slightly tart with a lingering finish. It pairs well with white meats, fish, poultry and a wide variety of foods.

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radagast83 (8690) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
From a tasting flight at Albemarle CiderWorks. Poured a clear, very pale, almost clear yellow color with no head at all. Apple comes through on this one, very light - very mild sweet apple notes, alcohol. Mild tartness in this one.

Travlr (26946) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle sample at the source. Clear golden yellow color, still. Nice aroma of earthy apple skins. Taste is earthy, minerally, fruity. Very tasty.

Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Sadly this is probably my least favorite of the Albemarle ciders, and I really wanted to like it due to fond memories of eating Winesaps as a kid. Poured a light yellow, clear. Aroma is lightly sweet apple and apple skins. Flavor matches, with a bit of apple seed bitterness on the finish. Could be good in a blend, but just didn’t hit it on its own for me.

tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle @ Albemarle Ciderworks. Very pale yellow. Light crisp around on the sweeter side with a hint of tartness. Bigger tart flavor, but not so aggressive carbonation.

jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
From a bottle poured a yellow color with almost no head. Dry tart cider flavor with a quick finish.

obguthr (6923) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Musty, slightly funky overripe apple aroma. Crystal clear pale yellow, no visible carbonation.Stingingly sour and considerably dry apple flavor. Fizzy. Not for me.

tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2010
The most unique of the Albemarle Ciderworks ciders. Tart and slightly sweet, more apple-y than their others, with a very slightly spiciness as of apple skins.

Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Capped 750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a crystal clear vibrant light golden color. Thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma of earthy and tart apples. The taste is tart apples, earthy notes and then an even more tart finish. Medium bodied. Very tart overall, but still a good cider.

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