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STYLE: Apple Wine

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The term for this category is traditional but possibly misleading: it is
simply a cider with substantial added sugar to achieve higher alcohol
than a common cider.


Aroma/Flavor: 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.


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


Overall 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).


Vital Statistics:

OG: 1.070 – 1.100
FG: 0.995 – 1.010
ABV: 9 – 12%

Commercial Examples: AeppelTreow "Appely", Irvine's Vintage Ciders.

Wyeast Strains:
   4028 - Red (formerly Chateau Red™)
   4244 - Italian Red (formerly Chianti™)
   4766 - Cider™
   4946 - Bold Red / High Alcohol (formerly Zinfandel™)



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