November 2013 - Ciders

This month's Beer feature is Cider
Ciders Reviews
204316
Cidrerie Arista
Pomme de Coeur
Deep golden amber color. Spicy apple sauce aroma with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, and pure honeyed apple and fresh apple cider finish. A delicious and pure cider that is sure to please, especially with desserts.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204077
Cidre Beaupré
Rosé Cider
Nickel pink color. Aromas and flavors of green apples, raspberries, passionfruit, cream, and rubber sap with a silky, lightly effervescent fruity medium body and a tangy sour cherry and earth accented finish. A charming, very different cider that drinks like a rosé Vinho Verde wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204086
Ciderboys Cider Company
Magic Apple
Amber color. Attractive aromas of fresh strawberry tart and apple marmalade with a crisp, supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, mouthwatering strawberry and apple sorbet finish. Great purity and vibrancy.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204311
CSR
Clos Normand Hard Cider
Golden amber color. Aromas of dark caramelized apples, golden raisins, honeycomb, and creme brulee crust with a supple, moderately carbonated, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, earthy, praline and limestone accented finish. A nicely composed cider for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204127
Angry Orchard
Elderflower Cider
Golden yellow color. Exotic aromas and flavors of cedar incense, elderflower, apple pie, Asian BBQ rub (cardamom, turmeric, green peppercorn), and floral herbal talc are intriguing with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lychee and herbal tea accented finish. Fun.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204313
Cidrerie Arista
Dublin's Pub
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas sweet honeyed apple, apple chip, and baby oil aromas with a fruity, frothy medium body and a super clean and refreshing honeycrisp apple flavor with a kiwi accent. Very tasty.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204147
Spire Mountain Cider
Dark & Dry Apple Cider
Ruddy mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of dried apple and pear, chestnut honey, and praline with a fruity sweet, lightly effervescent light-to-medium body and a relaxed brown sugar and earth finish. Pleasant if a little understated, and "semi-hard-like".
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204310
Thatchers Cider Co.
Green Goblin Oak Aged Cider
Golden amber color. Aromas of dried apples, nougat, and moss with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a honeyed apple granita, starfruit, nutshell and mineral nuanced finish. A nice dry, earthy cider.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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