Maker: Slyboro Cider House at Hicks Orchard
Origin: Granville, New York website: www.slyboro.com
ABV: 8% Bottle: 750 ml
Style Notes: Dry, sparkling cider, forced carbonation. Splash of Slyboro Ice Harvest Cider added.
Makers Fruit Notes: Macintosh and Russet apples.
Tasting Notes: In The Glass: Deep clear shining amber. Strong aromas of baked apple and caramel, enriched by splash of Slyboro Harvest Ice Cider.
Our Pairings – The Tasting Lab: We tried with Berkswell raw sheep milk cheese*.
Cheesemonger’s Notes: Pair with a rich double or triple creme such as Pierre Robert for a creme brûlée effect. Bolder, slightly complex companions such as Harbison, Batch 35, Ossau Iraty, and Roquefort should produce delicious results as well.
Overall Impressions: A well crafted American cider that needs a re-tasting away from all the lovely Asturian acidity and funk.
*This cider was part of a January of 2013 Murray’s Cheese tasting class. Rowan Imports was on hand to discuss this cider and cider making practices. This Cider House Rules: Paring Cider and Cheese is being offered again in April.
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