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Vermont Cider Co.

Vermont Cider Co.
Cerise Barrel Aged Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Vermont Cider Co.
Cerise Barrel Aged Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
Brilliant sunburst red color. Attractive aromas of cherry butter nut toast, tarragon and bison grass, spiced apples, and hint of playdoh with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, involved, long dried sour cherries, honeyed lime and kiwi, sun dried tomato, and nuts finish. A vibrant, mouthwatering cherry cider that is sure to satisfy.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild, Sour & Tart, Sweet & Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cherry butter nut toast, tarragon and bison grass, spiced apples, and hint of Playdoh
Taste Flavor: dried sour cherries, honeyed lime and kiwi, sun dried tomato, and nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Turkey Reuben Sandwich, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, mouthwatering cherry cider that is sure to satisfy.

The Producer

Vermont Cider Company, LLC

The Producer
1321 Exchange St
Middlebury, VT 05753
USA
1 802-388-0700

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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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