Review: Sleeping Bear Farmhouse Cider

Maker: Sleeping Bear Winery (Brooklyn, Michigan)

ABV: 6%

Color: straw

Nose: rich, hint of tartness, butter, apple pie, minus the spice

Palate: Suprisingly dry and hefty, pleasantly effervescent

Finish: More surprises: sweet and delicate

Parting Words: Very food friendly particularly with shellfish and chicken.  A pleasant, delicate cider that could benefit from higher ABV , but overall is well-balanced and not syrupy or gimmicky.  A good, solid cidere de table.  According to the Sleeping Bear website, they are currently sold out, but I’m sure there are some out there on store shelves and hopefully a new batch will be coming along later this year.