Nine Pin: Blueberry Peach Cobbler
Cider: Blueberry Peach Cobbler
Cidery: Nine Pin
Origin: Albany, NY, USA
Label Description: “Crafted with 100% New York apples, blueberries, and peaches. Nine Pin’s mission is to support New York agriculture by producing quality craft ciders using 100% local New York apples and fruit. A cider co-fermented with local blueberries and peaches aged with a touch of cinnamon. This cider is rich and comforting, reminiscent of a fresh slice of blueberry peach cobbler.”
Color: Orange-pink, clear
Aroma: Apple, peach, and cinnamon are primary; blueberry is secondary.
Body: Between light and medium
Acidity: Between low and medium
Carbonation: Between low and medium
Flavor Profile: Notes of sweet apple and blueberry are dominant in the first half of the sip; in the latter half, a cinnamon-peach flavor is the primary taste. The aftertaste comprises notes of cinnamon, peach, blueberry, apple, and lemon.
Overall Thoughts and Rating
I first tried Blueberry Peach Cobbler on draft at Nine Pin’s Pressing Party last November, and it is as good as I remember. This cider is nicely balanced, with the sweetness from the apple, blueberry, and peach offset by acidity at the end of the sip. I also enjoyed the flavor combination of blueberry, peach, apple, and cinnamon; it truly was reminiscent of a fruit cobbler. The inclusion of cinnamon also gave the cider a warm, cozy feel. I think both seasoned and “green” cider drinkers would enjoy this.
Overall, I really enjoyed Blueberry Peach Cobbler. It had a nice combination of fruit flavors that you don’t normally find in a cider. Further, the fruits in the cider tasted so fresh that it actually felt like you were eating a cobbler. This is a great pickup and would make for a nice after-dinner drink.