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Northern Natural

Northern Natural
"Lavender Apple" Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Northern Natural
"Lavender Apple" Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Bright yellow color. Spicy, floral aromas and flavors of lavender tea, dried apple and lemon, and toasty yeast pastry with a supple, puckering, petillant, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, atypical, breezy finish with impressions of melon rind, artichoke heart, and grass finish. An intensely floral and savory cider for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Funky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lavender tea, dried apple and lemon, and toasty yeast pastry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of melon rind, artichoke heart, and grass
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Mild Mountain Gorgonzola, Warm Goat Cheese With Toasted Nuts, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intensely floral and savory 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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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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