Cidery: Crispin Cider Co., Minneapolis, MN
Serving: 22 oz bottle
Glassware: Crispin glass
Information: 6.9% ABV, Gluten Free, With Irish stout yeast and organic molasses.
Style: Specialty Cider
Cellaring: Not recommended for extended aging.
Poured with sediment evenly dispersed, Lansdowne is a muddy pond water brown that’s briefly topped by a tan head. While it’s not incredibly appealing honestly, the cloudy sediment is chock-full of flavor.
Smooth notes of rich molasses marry the red apple aroma nicely. Faint yeast hints keep this cider rather dimensional in aroma as it finishes out with an earthy undertone.
Big molasses sweetness blankets red delicious apples with it’s flavorful stickiness making it more of a molasses cider than an apple one. Irish yeast earth tones pull through the background and round it out nicely.
Full-bodied and sticky smooth with a lightly dry, bold sweet finish, Lansdowne remains just under cloying in sweetness levels while finishing out nicely.
A perfect cool fall evening cider, Lansdowne could potentially be awesome warmed up like spiced cider on an exceptionally cool fall day. It’s blend of red apples and gooey molasses make for a tasty treat loaded with soft yeast and it’s inherent nutrients. Quite delicious!
Score: 85 / 100 - Wonderful