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Little Apple Cidery: Nobletown Hard Cider

Little Apple Cidery: Nobletown Hard Cider

Basic Info

Cider: Nobletown Hard Cider

Cidery: Little Apple Cidery

Origin: Hillsdale, NY, USA

ABV: 9.9%

Label Description: “We are a NOFA-NY Certified Organic orchard in Hillsdale, New York near the Massachusetts border and the Taconic Range. Our ciders are custom crafted annually from Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Baldwin, Cox Orange Pippin, Calville Blanc, Kingston Black, Jonagold, and wild apple varieties. Sold in limited release. Aged in oak barrels.”


Tasting Notes

Color: Medium gold, clear

Aroma: Oak and whiskey are primary; apple is secondary.

Body: Slightly below medium

Sweetness: Semi-dry

Acidity: Between medium and high

Tannin: Medium

Carbonation: Between low and medium

Flavor Profile: Notes of whiskey and apple come through initially, followed by an oaky flavor. A smooth, buttery taste with some bitterness comes through at the end and continues into the aftertaste.


Overall Thoughts and Rating

Julia:

From the tantalizing whiskey scent to the smooth, oaky flavor, this is a highly enjoyable cider. Nobletown is nicely balanced, with the acidity and tannin keeping in check the sweetness from the apple. Further, the oak barrel aging has given this cider depth and a nuanced flavor profile. I would certainly buy this cider again, and as someone who tends to prefer trying new ciders rather than purchasing previously tried ones, that is about the highest praise I can give.

10 out of 10 apples

10 out of 10 apples

Ramsay:

I like when ciders incorporate hard liquor elements into their flavor, and Nobletown Hard Cider is no exception. I liked the flavor journey from the sweet apple and whiskey notes to the buttery smoothness to the bitter aftertaste. Maybe a touch too acidic for me at times. Nonetheless, it is another great barrel-aged cider worthy of a try, especially if you enjoy a glass of whiskey.

8 out of 10 apples

8 out of 10 apples

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