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Number 12

Number 12
Chestnut Semi-Dry Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.4%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Number 12
Chestnut Semi-Dry Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.4%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Aromas of baked apples, citrus and figs, coconut greek yogurt, white cornbread, and hint of glue wood with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium body and a medium-length chalk, green quince, kale with pear vinaigrette, and nut skin and shell finish. An intriguing oak influenced cider.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Crisp & Light & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked apples, citrus and figs, coconut Greek yogurt, white cornbread, and hint of glue wood
Taste Flavor: chalk, green quince, kale with pear vinaigrette, and nut skin and shell
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Fried Oysters, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing oak influenced cider.

The Producer

Number 12 Cider House

The Producer
155 Lake Street East
Wayzata, MN 55391
USA
1 612-802-2761

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.