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. Like a dry white wine, balanced, and with low astringency and bitterness. Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still, petillant, or sparkling). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (dry or medium).
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.
Apples with substantial sugar additives to raise original gravity and alcohol. High attenuation yeast.
[US] AEppelTreow Summer
|Bitterness||0.0 IBU||0.0 IBU|
|Color||2.0 EBC||19.7 EBC|
|Alcohol||9.00 °||12.00 °|