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Schilling: London Dry

Schilling: London Dry

Basic Info

Cider: London Dry

Cidery: Schilling

Origin: Seattle, WA, USA

ABV: 6.5%

Label Description: “In 1881, Colin Schilling’s great-great grandfather, August, founded The Schilling Spice Company in San Francisco. His goal was to bring pure and natural spices to everyone at a fair price. Today, Schilling Cider carries August’s core values forward and pairs them with unique cider-making techniques. We capture the essence of the Pacific NW by creating ciders that are deliberately innovative, bold, and flavor forward.”


Tasting Notes

Color: Light gold, clear

Aroma: Tart apple

Body: Between light and medium

Sweetness: Dry

Acidity: Touch below medium

Tannin: Very low

Carbonation: Between medium and high

Flavor Profile: Notes of tart apple and lemon dominate the sip and continue into the aftertaste, where they are joined by a subtle bitter taste.


Overall Thoughts and Rating

Julia:

Dry and mouth-puckeringly acidic, London Dry is right up my alley. This cider bills itself as an “English pub style cider,” and I’d say that’s an accurate assessment. As it’s neither overly sweet nor heavy, this would be a great cider to grab a pint of at a pub, and its acidity would make it a great drink to pair with some fish and chips. All in all, a very enjoyable cider.

8 out of 10 apples

8 out of 10 apples

Ramsay:

Overall, I thought that London Dry delivered a nice sharp/tart apple flavor. The acidity at times felt a bit high, but I still enjoyed it. It is a nice change-up if you are looking to get a break from sweet ciders. I would probably only have one of these per sitting, but I could see this going great with a nice seafood dinner.

7 out of 10 apples

7 out of 10 apples

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