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Northern Natural

Northern Natural
"Elderberry Apple" Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Northern Natural
"Elderberry Apple" Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Pale amber pink color. Toasty aromas and flavors of apple-berry tart, apple yogurt, and dried lemon with a supple, tart, finely carbonated, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, breezy finish with notes of melon and elderberry and gooseberry finish. A funky, bone-dry cider for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sour & Tart & Funky
Aroma Aroma: apple-berry tart, apple yogurt, and dried lemon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of melon and elderberry and gooseberry
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Smelts, White Asparagus, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, bone-dry cider for the table.

The Producer

Northern Natural Winery & Cider House

The Producer
7220 Chief Rd.
Kaleva, MI 49645
USA
1 231-889-0064

Specialty Cider

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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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