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Woodchuck Cidery

Woodchuck Cidery
Tank Series: Pear Ginger Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Woodchuck Cidery
Tank Series: Pear Ginger Cider

Category: Specialty Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Bright yellow straw color. Exotic, spicy aromas and flavors of crystallized ginger, spiced apples, and Thai basil and jalapeño with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity medium body and a delightful, long apple kiwi chutney, gingerbread, and lemongrass finish. A robust and balanced ginger flavored cider with lots of pan-Asian pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: crystallized ginger, spiced apples, and Thai basil and jalapeño
Taste Flavor: apple kiwi chutney, gingerbread, and lemongrass
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Thai Green Papaya Salad, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust and balanced ginger flavored cider with lots of pan-Asian pairing possibilities.

The Producer

Vermont Cider Company, LLC

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

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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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