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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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4.7
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.

4.7
77ships (11300) - 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.

4.5
tom10101 (6278) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
How: Sample (1½ oz) at Northern Kingdom Tasting Center.



>>> An elegant, wonderfully complex and incredibly tasty ice cider with a flavor profile leaning toward liquorous wine and Sauternes. Wow!



- Clear bright orangey-golden color leaving long sticky legs on the glass.

- The complexity of this one is just out of this world. Flavors are swirling between sweet decadent apples, bright acidic presence and superb oak features... and yet this is still wonderfully balanced.

- The oak-aging is suiting this one like a glove.

- I love the liquorous Sauternes-like flavor profile.

- Medium body. Liquorous and rather tannic. Finish is impressive with a mouth coating sweetness cut by a sharp acidity, followed by a much welcome alcohol warming and ending with mild lingering oak spiciness.

- This is a masterpiece!



Flavors: Baked apples, oak, wood spiciness, apple sauce, alcohol, winey notes, toffee, butter (in a good way).

4.4
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Pours clear darker amber. Aroma is clean apples apple seeds fruity slightly sweet. Flavor is so sweet fullbodied apples nice touch of sppke seeds a bit acidy.

4.4
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Bottles received through the Eden Ice Cider Club. Labeled 2011NS201 and 2013NS101. Pours clear amber leaving some prominent legs on the glass. Smell is heavy fruity with concentrated apple must, caramel, toffee, charred wood, vanilla, hay, minerals, lemon peal and hints of apple pie spices. Taste is sweet, sour and heavy fruity. mouthfeel is round, heavy oily, tart and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with concentrated apple must, raisins, caramel, charred wood, hay, minerals, lemon peal and alcohol. 2011NS201 provides even deeper caramel and raisins notes with leather and fat concentrated sweet and tart apples. 2013NS101 is good but 2011NS201 is plain amazing!

4.4
JulienHuxley (5964) - 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.

4.4
kraddel (9139) - 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 !

4.3
hopscotch (11305) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Bottle (2009)… This cider rocks!… Clear, perfectly amber cider with thick, long legs. The aroma offers apples and spiciness – earthy and fruity with subtle peppery, woody nuances. Full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is moderately sour and quite fruity – almost Granny Smith-like. Certainly sweet, but offers loads of acidity as well. Lasting tart finish. Another world class ice cider hauled down to Florida by MartinT!


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