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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Savor this refreshing glass of complexity. Dark & Dry’s assertive tartness is pleasingly balanced by a hint of molasses and brown sugar. More rounded and intricate than its sister ciders, this potion will appeal to beer aficionados, wine devotees, and cider enthusiasts alike.

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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Spire Mtn Dark and Dry
Date: June 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark brown, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: light apple aroma, touch of caramalized sugar
Flavor: flavor starts of as sweet caramel apple, touch of tartness, dry finish, apple is subdued
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3
flemdawg (565) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Dark red body with a thin thin ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass. A bit of fresh apples in the aroma, but also some canned apple juice. Rather sweet, apples of course. A bit dry at the finish. Nice and easy drinking.

3.6
pumpmaster (1437) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
22 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99 Very good, not dry.

3.4
BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Poured a soda brown with a quick off-white head. Sweet aroma of apple and hints of brown sugar. Flavor of apple and a backing of other dark fruits. Light body and sweet throughout.

4.2
leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Very good. Not as complex as the bottle would have me think. Color is dark, and I can almost taste that hint of molasses and brown sugar, but something about it tastes watered down. Maybe it’s the low alcohol content.

2.8
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2011
It’s kinda dark. Apples and a hint of spent sugar on the nose. Sweeeeeeeet sugary sweet. There is a hint of chalky dryness in the finish. Thick and heavy. Some toffee. A bit too sticky for me.

3.5
Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
I found this enjoyable. It’s not a GREAT cider but it is one that begs to be taken seriously, which is not characteristic of most U.S ciders. Dark color breaks from the mold, too; I didn’t see this as that dry. On tap at Quinn’s, Seattle.

3.6
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
22oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark color, almost murky brown. Good carbonation. Aroma has hints of apples and spice. The flavor wasn’t as dry as I was expecting which made for a really interesting drink. One of the better ciders I’ve tried lately.

3.1
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown with bubbles lining the glass but no head. Nose of apple skin, plastic, a bit of brown sugar also. Taste of sweet apples, caramel, sugar, and fermented apples. Nice linger with soft carbonation.

3.9
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2011
bottle 12/26/10 pretty dark for a cider... brown and coppery. sweet smell of smashed apples, brown sugar, wood, graham crackers and flowers. the flavor is the same but with an added note of vanilla and some coffee-like nuttiness in the aftertaste. it is sweeter than expected but it does finish off fairly dry. it is medium bodied and rich... sugar provides some depth. 7/4/8/4/16


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