Wayside Dry Town

Dry Town is a wild apple blend cider made by Wayside Cider in New York.  It might not be available in other states (at least, we’ve never seen it in Massachusetts).  The website has a lot to say about Dry Town; the summary is that it’s a fully dry, still cider, made with a blend including wild crab apples.  It comes in 750mL bottles, and is 6.5% ABV.

Initial ratings:

  • Sweetness: 1.2/5
  • Bubbliness: 0.3/5
  • Complexity: 3.5/5
  • Tannin: 2.7/5
  • Temperature: Cellar (55°F)

Phil’s notes:

Nice strong apple nose, a hint of bubbles. Dry with a slight hint of sweetness keeping it from stone dry. Balanced tart flavors and some tannin, the wild apples and crab apples lead to an interesting flavor, pleasant mineral finish.

  • 8/10

Ben’s notes:

Distinct crab/wild apple nose.  It’s dry, but with enough appley fruitiness to suggest sweetness.  Still, but with a hint of dissolved bubbles when it hits your mouth.  The mouthfeel and finish are somewhat tannic, well balanced with fruitiness and tartness.  The finish has a little lingering wild-apple flavor.  Overall it’s a nice flavorful wild-apple-forward dry cider.

  • 7.6/10

 

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