This past Saturday we met the owners of Cider Creek at Julio’s Cider Fest. I was excited to tell them that I had recently bought a bottle of their Original Farmhouse Cider and that it was waiting for me in my fridge at home. They were very friendly and enjoyed telling me about their process of handpicking and pressing the apples on their farm in upstate NY.
The first thing you will notice with this cider is the carbonation. This is the most effervescent cider I’ve ever seen. There is also a small amount of sediment. The scent is sweet and appley. The flavor is very balanced and really grew on me as I drank the bottle. 6.9% ABV.
I was also able to try their Saison Reserve cider at the fest and enjoyed it very much.
Tonight I’m off to our first evening of RCIA (right of christian initiation for adults). For those of you who are new to the blog, I help coordinate/facilitate/teach for this program that my church runs. Every Tuesday night from now until Easter I’ll be wrapped up discussing some faith-related topic with prospective parishioners.
Before I take off for the evening, I wanted to post a review that the wife put together for me: Woodchuck Fall Harvest. This is a seasonal cider from Woodchuck and has limited availability this fall. In other words, rush out and grab some now if you’re interested.
Melissa described the cider as tasting just like apple pie, noting that the label indeed reads “Just like apple pie”. She thought it was like a pie “in the best way possible”. In short, she loved it and thought it made a great dessert cider…although perhaps not a cider you want to drink too many of given how sweet it is.