New Avalon 2015 Pale Cider

newavalonpaleThe Pale Cider from New Avalon pours with an unusual pinkish/pale orange hue and sports an active collection of bubbles. It’s a hopped cider and the results show up in the aroma immediately, though not in an overwhelming fashion. Beneath the hops is a sweet spicy apple note that does a pretty good job of replicating the hop power of this cider. It’s a medium bodied cider on the palate that is built around excellent levels of acidity, moderate but lingering tannins and a pretty good sized dose of effervescence. On the palate it’s quite dry and driven by lemon citrus flavors, a hay/herbal character and tart apple. The hops linger on the finish. It’s a refreshing and distinctive cider that is striking for its color and citrusy character. The color is apparently derived from the use of seeds and skinks included with the fermenting apple juice.

 

 

Alcohol: 6.6%
Source: Ela Family Farms, Colorado
Fruit: Jonathan, Braeburn, and Winesap
Price: $8.49/500ml
Rating: 3.5\ stars

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