Seattle Cider Company: Dry
Cidery: Seattle Cider Company
Origin: Seattle, WA, USA
Label Description: “With almost no residual sugar, this golden orange cider begins with notes of underripe peach that lend way to a dry, pleasantly tart finish. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, Washington grown apples, Seattle Cider Company products are handcrafted with all-natural ingredients – never from concentrate!”
Color: Light gold, clear
Aroma: Sweet apple with secondary notes of honey
Carbonation: Between low and medium
Flavor Profile: A tart apple flavor with secondary notes of honey dominates the sip. Notes of lemon come through in the aftertaste.
Overall Thoughts and Rating
Overall, I really enjoyed this cider. Its light body and dryness made it easy to drink; unlike heavier sweet ciders, it didn’t leave me feeling full. It is quite acidic, which although I enjoyed, might not be everyone’s cup of tea. That said, I imagine its acidity would make it pair nicely with a sharp cheese, such as aged cheddar.
Overall, I think that Seattle Cider’s Dry was pretty good. I liked the tart apple mixed with the subtle honey flavor. Although, I will say the acidity on this one was pretty high at times, especially in the aftertaste. In saying that, I think this is another solid choice if you are looking for a good dry cider. Bonus if you are pairing it with a cheese platter.