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STYLE: Fruit Cider

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This is a cider with other fruits or fruit-juices added - for example, berry. Note that a "cider" made from a combination of apple and pear juice would be entered in this category since it is neither cider nor perry. Aroma/

Flavor: The cider character must be present and must fit with the other fruits. It is a fault if the adjuncts completely dominate; a judge might ask, "Would this be different if neutral spirits replaced the cider?" A fruit cider should not be like an alco-pop. Oxidation is a fault.

Appearance: Clear to brilliant. Color appropriate to added fruit, but should not show oxidation characteristics. (For example, berries should give red-to-purple color, not orange.)

Mouthfeel: Substantial. May be significantly tannic depending on fruit added. Overall Impression: Like a dry wine with complex flavors. The apple character must marry with the added fruit so that neither dominates the other.

Comments: Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still, petillant, or sparkling). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (dry or medium). Entrants MUST specify what fruit(s) and/or fruit juice(s) were added.

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.045 - 1.070
FG: 0.995 - 1.010
ABV: 5 - 9%

Wyeast Strains:
   4242 - Fruity White™
   4244 - Italian Red™
   4267 - Summation Red™
   4766 - Cider™
   4783 - Sweet White™



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