It announces itself with a beautiful golden coloring that is see through in its brilliance. The occasional bubble rises. Fresh ripe apple, which is the hallmark of Seattle Cider Company’s bottlings, is front and center in the aroma profile. The flavors lead with ripe nearly cooked apple notes, but the maple is not far behind, and very distinct in this cider. There is nothing that is flirtatious about the maple character. It’s distinct from the apple and right there for you to dive into. Acid and a hint of bubble builds the structure that this sweet cider rests on. I’d like to taste this cider with half the sugar and a bit of tannin. In all this is a flavorful cider that doesn’t scrimp on the maple advertised in its name. Must like maple.
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