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Stowe Cider: High & Dry

Stowe Cider: High & Dry

Basic Info about the Cider

Cider: High & Dry

Cidery: Stowe Cider

Origin: Stowe, VT, USA

ABV: 6.5%

Color: Very pale yellow, almost clear


Our Review of the Cider

Julia's Thoughts and Rating:

Right off the bat, the dryness of High & Dry hits you with a sharp bite.  There is also a touch of bitterness upfront, but it quickly fades as the cider takes on a lemon/citrus flavor midway through the sip.  That citrus flavor lingers till the end of the sip and remains even after you have swallowed all of the cider (I could taste lemon for about 30 seconds or so after I had finished my sip).  Toward the end of the sip, a subtle apple flavor emerges.  As its name purports, High & Dry is a dry cider, with the only sweetness to it being the very slight apple taste at the end of the sip.  It is in between light and medium bodied, and it is only slightly carbonated.  As a lover of dry ciders, I quite enjoyed this cider, and I would definitely grab a second glass of it if it were being served at a party.  I bet its dryness would make it an excellent drink to pair with seafood.  That said, if you do not like dry ciders (*cough* Ramsay *cough*), you will most likely not like this cider.

 9 out of 10 apples

9 out of 10 apples

Ramsay's Thoughts and Rating:

  • Has a medium-heavy bite that you will definitely notice up front. The bite is more noticeable than in previous ciders, but it fades away somewhat quickly.

  • For a dry cider, it’s more medium-heavy bodied than I would have expected. Usually, I feel like dry ciders are lighter.

  • This has a more pronounced citrus/lemony flavor profile. The apple flavor is there, though toward the end of the sip.

  • As its name implies, it is quite dry. Not too much sweet flavor, and the dryness becomes more pronounced as you drink more.

  • Would only have one of these before going with something else.

  • While this cider may not be up my alley necessarily, for those of you that prefer a drier cider (*ahem* Julia), this might fit the bill.

 5 out of 10 apples

5 out of 10 apples

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