Number 12 Cider House
Chestnut Semi-Dry Cider
Number 12 Cider House Chestnut Semi-Dry Cider (6.5% alcohol by volume) uses Chestnut Crab apples developed by the University of Minnesota in 1946, adds some honey, and ages the cider with toasted French Oak. Apples dominate the aroma with support from honey with hints of vanilla or coconut. It is an effervescent pour permeates with streams of bubbles lifting up a half inch white cap that dissapperars shortly after the pour ends, leaving a gold liquid with a slight haze. A thin ring of bubbles persists around the rim. Apples lightly touched by honey and a trace of nuttiness lead the flavors with a mild tartness slipping in mid-palate then hitting a big shot of crab apple and oak tannins on the finish, drying with a mild pucker and a slight astringent note. This is a very drinkable, repeatable, flavorful, well balanced cider. I had Number 12 Cider House Chestnut Semi-Dry Cider with a plate of Sweet Neck Oysters. Read the review here: Sweet Neck Oysters.