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Spire Mountain

Spire Mountain
Dark and Dry Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Spire Mountain
Dark and Dry Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Clear mahogany color. Aromas of dark red cherry, lemon oil, chestnut custard, and mahogany furniture and cocoa butter with a round, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium-full body and a sleek, delightful, medium-length cinnamon smoke and vanilla, leather, chopped-peanut coated caramel apple, and chestnut honey finish. A rich and roasty cider for cold day comfort.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Rich & Heavy & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: dark red cherry, lemon oil, chestnut custard, and mahogany furniture and cocoa butter
Taste Flavor: cinnamon smoke and vanilla, leather, chopped-peanut coated caramel apple, and chestnut honey
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and roasty cider for cold day comfort.

The Producer

Washington Wine & Beverage Co.

The Producer
15029 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Suite A
Woodinville, WA 98072
USA
1 425-485-2437

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Common Cider

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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.