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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Specialty Cider and Perry - Applewine

BJCP 28C

AROMA

Comparable to a Common Cider. Cider character must be distinctive. Very dry to slightly medium.

APPEARANCE

Clear to brilliant, pale to medium-gold. Cloudiness or hazes are inappropriate. Dark colors are not expected unless strongly tannic varieties of fruit were used.

FLAVOR

Comparable to a Common Cider. Cider character must be distinctive. Very dry to slightly medium.

MOUTH FEEL

Lighter than other ciders, because higher alcohol is derived from addition of sugar rather than juice. Carbonation may range from still to champagne-like.

IMPRESSION

Like a dry white wine, balanced, and with low astringency and bitterness.

COMMENTS

Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still, petillant, or sparkling). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (dry or medium).

EXAMPLES

[US] AEppelTreow Summer's End (WI), Wandering Aengus Pommeau (OR), Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Fruit House Apple (MI), Irvine's Vintage Ciders (WA)

VITAL

OG:1.070-1.100 FG:0.995-1.010 IBU:- SRM:- ABV:9.0-12.0%

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