Alpenfire’s cider from the Dungeness Orchard on Washington’s Puget Sound pours a perfectly clear and crisp cold and lives up to its “still” billing. Nary a bubble in sight. The aromas lead with ripe apples that are surrounded by a thin lining of spice (particularly cinnamon notes). The nose throws the slightest note of funk, which provides complexity, not concern. It’s a medium bodied hard cider that possess wonderful balance, showing off silky tannins through which the core of acidity moves and helps enliven the drink’s stillness. The flavors mimic closely to the aromas with the fresh apple flavors layered over a note of brown, oxidized apple. The Dungeness finishes fairly long and is a nicely made, refreshing, interesting cider. The bottle says this cider is produced from more than 200 different apple varieties.
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