Apple Abbey

Alcohol Percentage: 6.5% abv
Bottle Volume: 500 ml. (16.9 oz.)
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 cloud. Nutty and bread-like finish.

Pairings & Serving Suggestions

Pour into a glass to watch the yeast swirl 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 two strains 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. We use a subtle infusion of oak to fill in the body and then sweeten with organic cane sugar.

Apple Varieties

A select blend of Washington dessert apples, including Tonnemaker Farms’ Certified Organic Jonagold and Cameo, and Yakima Valley Certified Organic Gala and Honey Crisp.