Finnriver Apple Abbey 500 mL (6.5% ABV) BELGIAN HAZY CITRUS

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Sweetness: Semi-Sweet;
1.012 specific gravity (2.8% brix)

AROMA & FLAVOR

A yeast adventure results in this silky, full-bodied cider. Lingering sweetness from the apples brings out tropical aromas of ripe banana, with hints of pepper and clove spice. A low acidity allows the lees to wander and create a gentle body. Nutty and bread-like finish.

PAIRINGS & SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Pour into a glass to embrace the haze and take deep breaths of fruit and yeast. Enjoy the depth, mouthfeel and complexity in this silky, full-bodied drink. Serve as a marvelous dessert cider or enjoy with a flavorful meal or tangy cheeses. Pair with a burger piled high with caramelized onions and a side of sweet potato fries, or with goat cheese salad and candied pecans.

PRODUCTION NOTES

We ferment this cider in two batches, with one strain of Belgian-style abbey yeast, at high temperatures. Combined, these ferments present the archetypal Belgian beer nose of tropical fruit with hints of spice and pepper.

APPLE VARIETIES

A select blend of Washington dessert apples from the Yakima Valley, including Jonagold, Cameo, Gala and Honey Crisp.


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