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Blue Toad Hard Cider

Blue Toad Hard Cider
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Amber Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Blue Toad Hard Cider
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Amber Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Bright gold color. Woody aromas and flavors of pencil shavings and leather, spiced nuts, caramel yogurt, and granola with a round, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a delightful, medium-length finish with accents of slaw, nutshell, and rye grain and flour finish. An interesting barrel aged cider with a grainy back note.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pencil shavings and leather, spiced nuts, caramel yogurt, and granola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of slaw, nutshell, and rye grain and flour
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Chicken Kebobs, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting barrel aged cider with a grainy back note.

The Producer

Blue Toad Hard Cider

The Producer
120 Mushroom Blvd, Suite 105
Rochester, NY 14623
USA
1 585-370-0752

Specialty Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Specialty ciders include all ciders that do not fit neatly into other categories. These ciders may be barrel-aged, dry-hopped, spiced, made with single or heirloom apple varietals, fermented with an exotic or wild yeast strain, or any combination of these techniques. Ciders in this category have a diverse set of flavors, aromas and alcohol content. Most specialty ciders have seasonal or limited availability, but are becoming more readily available year-round as the category grows in popularity.

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