Moon Tower Cider Semi Dry
Cidery: Moontower Cider Co
Style: New World Cider – (C1A)
Package: 12oz Can
Purchased: Whichcraft Mueller, June, 2018
Packaged Date: 1/3/18
Consumed Date: 7/20/18
Details from the Brewer
Made with five culinary apples and a bittersweet, this blend of New World and Old World apples offers a rounded balance of tartness, aroma and soft tannins. Not too sweet, and made from nothing but apples, Moontower’s Semi Dry is our take on a modern cider with heritage roots.
Note: I don’t have my BJCP cider endorsement, so take these scores with a grain of salt.
Appearance – 3/6
Pours a light gold liquid. Clarity is low, with a strong haze. Moderate carbonation.
Bouquet/Aroma – 7/10
A low sweetness with medium-low apple character. Low notes of apple skin. Slight phenolic present as it warms.
Flavor – 16/24
A medium sweetness is joined by a low-medium apple character at the start of the taste. Fruit character is somewhat bright. Finishes with a low sweetness. There is also a slight acidity on the finish with a touch of astringency. Some chalkiness as well.
Overall Impression – 7/10
A well balanced cider. The sweetness level really works for me. To improve, it could use a bit more carbonation. I’d like to see the finish cleaned up little as well.
Rating – 33/50
While not incredibly interesting, this cider really nails the acid and sweetness balance for my palate. Much like the Fairweather, I vastly prefer this to the Eastcider’s original. With that said, this wraps up our new cider tour. Now back to reviewing beers.