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Two K Farms

Two K Farms
Benjamin Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Two K Farms
Benjamin Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Silvery straw color. Unusual aromas of apple cider vinaigrette, melon, sea salt, and dill and pickling spices with a supple, prickly, spritzy, sweet-and-sour light body and a warming, swift marinated spiced apple and pickled pineapple finish. A shrub-like cider that could be an interesting cocktail component; a gose for cider lovers.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: apple cider vinaigrette, melon, sea salt, and dill and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: marinated spiced apple and pickled pineapple
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A shrub-like cider that could be an interesting cocktail component; a gose for cider lovers.

The Producer

Two K Farms

The Producer
3872 S.W. Bay Shore Dr.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
USA
1 248-890-2122

Common Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
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.