Full Review

Northern Natural

Northern Natural
Northern Star

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Certified Organic
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Northern Natural
Northern Star

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Minutely hazy yellow straw color. Aromas of candied pineapple, tropical fruit custard, ripe cantaloupe, flint, and white strawberry with a velvety, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a complex, long celery, lemon spritz, biscuit, and honey finish. A vinous dry cider with great structure and endless gullibility; drink this.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: candied pineapple, tropical fruit custard, ripe cantaloupe, flint, and white strawberry
Taste Flavor: celery, lemon spritz, biscuit, and honey
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vinous dry cider with great structure and endless gullibility; drink this.

The Producer

Northern Natural Winery & Cider House

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

Common Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Common ciders range in alcohol from 4-8% and typically feature dominant apple aromas and flavors. Most are not dry, but also not cloying, with a sweet, medium body and acidity. This style is what the majority of consumers associate with hard cider. The descriptor 'common' is in reference to the types of apples used to produce these ciders, rather than in reference to its quality of ready availability. Common ciders are produced from culinary table apples, typically including varietals such as Golden Delicious, Jonathan and Macintosh to name a few.