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Vermont Cider Co.

Vermont Cider Co.
Wassail Spiced Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

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

Vermont Cider Co.
Wassail Spiced Hard Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
Clear golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of spicy carrot cake and mincemeat pies, sarsaparilla float, and rum and coke float with a silky, tangy, effervescent, fruity medium body and a graceful, complex, long finish displaying notes of chai, spiced squash, rum raisin cake, and cola finish. A complex, spicy, creamy cider with barrels of flavor to offer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Smooth & Mild, Sour & Tart, Spicy & Complex & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: spicy carrot cake and mincemeat pies, sarsaparilla float, and rum and coke float
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chai, spiced squash, rum raisin cake, and cola
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Mincemeat Pie, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, spicy, creamy cider with barrels of flavor to offer.

The Producer

Vermont Cider Company, LLC

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

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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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