Wild Washington Apple Cider – Tieton Cider Works (Tieton, WA, USA)

Wild Washington Apple Cider Semi-dry, 7.0% ABV, 500ml, (Tieton, Washington, USA)


on the front-right label:

“Washington State grows remarkable apples and this sophisticated cider is a tribute to its origins. It’s sharp with a pronounced mineral quality that satisfies the most refined cider palates, but it also carries enough green apple and preserved lemon flavors to appeal to a more universal audience.

Pair with all meat dishes from Hamburgers to Marinated and Grilled Meats, poultry stews like Coq au Vin, Pastas with spicy sauces and Gnocchi in Sage Butter.

Our fresh pressed juice comes from apples grown in the Pacific Northwest. We blend American, English, and French cider varieties essential for the complexity you will find in our ciders. Enjoy well chilled.”

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  • Style: (semi-dry) Apple Cider
  • Taste: Plain flat CO2 woody red-green apple juice tart
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn / N.Burnaby
  • How much: $18.60 CAD (after 10% off) – 500ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no

Visual: Pours translucent unfiltered apple juice light orange with a shade of red, absolutely no head,  a few tight clusters of micro activity.

Nose: unfiltered woody apple juice, rather clean. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: tangy juicy flat CO2

Mid-palate: light sour acidity, (lvl-2-sweetness), apple wine, red apple juice

Finish: woody green apple peel exhale, tart sticky gums

Summary: Pretty straightforward soft woody red-green apple blend, moreso on the red side. I’m not liking the lack of carbonation which dulls the drinking experience and accentuates the tartness. Also hte body is a tad thin. Just average.