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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (10016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle shared by seeswo - thanks again, Chris! - because he heard me ask "Dont 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (618) - 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 youre looking for it, but I didnt even notice at first. Wood, alcohol burn, apple, clove, honey, a touch of black pepper. Really complex and really damn good. I cant put the glass down. I could drink this every day. Delicious stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3864) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (1043) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (8125) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Sample at the tasting room. This is where its 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle pour at ANXO Sighting at Sallys 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7387) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at ratebeer best bottle share. pours out golden topped with a small head. nose is great big sweetness caramel apple on a stick. Taste is more of the caramel candy apple sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8896) - Qubec, 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!


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