2 Towns “The Bad Apple” Semi Dry Apple Cider

2townsBadAppleMedium straw in color, clear, medium bubbled. The aroma on the Bad Apple is primarily a sweet red apple tone that is relatively bright and pungent. Though aged in oak, the vanilla and caramel notes one would expect are severely suppressed, but something of a vanilla note does rise with the bright apple. Also, take note of the melon high note on the nose. Very nice. The palate is light bodied and acid is the dominant characteristic. No tannin of significance drives the drink. It’s in the flavors where this cider really rises to the challenge. Sweet apple leads the flavor march, followed by sweet lemon, a burnt sugar taste that doesn’t quite get too bitter. There is a very juicy quality to this cider that is somewhat unusual. In all, this is the best of the 2 Towns ciders we’ve recently tasted. One final note, the Bad Apple carries a 10.5% alcohol level. If you are used to drinking ciders in the 5-8% range, be aware.

Alcohol: 10.5%
Source: Pacific Northwest
Fruit: Apple
Price: $8.49 / 500ml Bottle
Rating: 3.5\ stars

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