Fieldbird – Northern Spy 2017
Name: Fieldbird – 2017 Norther Spy
Sampled January 2019
|Brand: Fieldbird Cider
Location of Brewing: Wellington, ON
Website Link: fieldbirdcider.com
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A
Size(s) available: 750 mL (bottle)
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Light aroma. Astringent and earthy apples
Initial Taste: No bite. Slow building, acidic and semi-tangy apples with earthy elements.
After Taste: Continues to grow and remain earthy. Northern Spy heritage apples leave a semi-sweet and tangy flavour – that compliment the oak elements from the barreling process.
On ice: Slightly less tangy and sour on ice. Apple is sharper.
Additional Notes: A still cider, the Northern Spy from Fieldbird is a sophisticated offering. Primarily featuring Northen Spy apples and up to a year-long barreling process, its earthy, slightly tangy and stays on the palate for a long time. Possibly not a beginner cider, but still approachable by most, it carries many elements that come from the wine background of the producer and location. Would pair nicely with a chicken dinner.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 3
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 4
Fruity – 2
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