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Woodchuck Cidery

Woodchuck Cidery
Private Reserve Barrel Aged Cherry Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Woodchuck Cidery
Private Reserve Barrel Aged Cherry Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
Brilliant medium sunset red color. Lively, fruity, complex aromas of sour cherry preserves on an herb muffin, delicate pickling spices, cranberry relish and cherry cola, and vanilla toffee and honeycomb with a satiny, lively, effervescent, very sweet medium body and a tingling, engaging, breezy cherry vinaigrette on a grilled apple salad, yellow pepper, brazil nuts, and bark and nettles finish. A nice sweet tart cherry cider with a deft touch of oak.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich, heavy, sour & tart & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: sour cherry preserves on an herb muffin, delicate pickling spices, cranberry relish and cherry cola, and vanilla toffee and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: cherry vinaigrette on a grilled apple salad, yellow pepper, brazil nuts, and bark and nettles
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck L’Orange, Roast Beets with Goat Cheese, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice sweet tart cherry cider with a deft touch of oak.

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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