This cider was one that we picked up in New York during one of our trips. Val likes ciders, so we opened this one up one night.
Trivia: According to the cidery website, “The Northerner is a refreshing semisweet cider made of 100% Northern Spy apples. We derived our inspiration for the label artwork from the following history of the naming of the apple. One of the most famous of all American apples, Northern Spy originated in East Bloomfield, NY, around 1800. The apple was named for the ‘hero’ of that nororious dime store novel The Northern Spy. The book was written anonymously, published sub-rosa, and circulated among radical hard-core abolitionists circa 1830. The ‘Northern Spy’ set up a series of safehouses from Virginia through Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York State for runaway slaves to excape to Canada. It was a blueprint for the underground railroad.”
Random: The cider has the most adorable label.
The cider poured with absolutely no head on top of a clear, yellow-green body. There was some carbonation visible. The nose was filled with apples and a slight tartness. There was some notes of sweet honey as well. The taste started with semi-sweet apples. It quickly went into notes of honey and apple skin. It then transitioned into pears and lychee. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a moderate length finish with apple skins. A bottle of this cider was $7.99, which came to $.47 per ounce. This was a really pleasant cider that I would definitely have again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0