Full Review

Northern Natural

Northern Natural
"Northern Star" Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Certified Organic
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Northern Natural
"Northern Star" Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Gold color. Toasty, fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of apple-peach custard strudel with a round, tangy, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length finish that exhibits elements of apple vinaigrette on lettuces and baby carrot finish. A rich, toasty, creamy cider with refreshing acidity and a nice dry finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: apple-peach custard strudel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of apple vinaigrette on lettuces and baby carrot
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Pot Pie, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, toasty, creamy cider with refreshing acidity and a nice dry finish.

The Producer

Northern Natural Winery & Cider House

The Producer
7220 Chief Rd.
Kaleva, MI 49645
USA
1 231-889-0064

Common Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Common ciders range in alcohol from 4-8% and typically feature dominant apple aromas and flavors. Most are not dry, but also not cloying, with a sweet, medium body and acidity. This style is what the majority of consumers associate with hard cider. The descriptor 'common' is in reference to the types of apples used to produce these ciders, rather than in reference to its quality of ready availability. Common ciders are produced from culinary table apples, typically including varietals such as Golden Delicious, Jonathan and Macintosh to name a few.