The 2015 Columbia Crab from Liberty Ciderworks is part of its exciting series of single variety ciders produced from this Spokane cidery. It pours with an obvious effervescence into a light golden liquid with small rising bubbles and just a hint of cloudiness. A beautiful pure apple aroma jumps from the glass. It’s ripe apple along with a note of funk underneath and notes of rising dough. On the palate, the cider’s back-sweetening with honey comes through as a balance to the tart, green apple flavors and is effectively deployed by not being too sweet nor cloying. An attractive spicy note sits on the edge. This is medium to full-bodied cider built around a lovely scaffolding of tannin and streaky acidity. It finishes long and is very satisfying.