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