Chatter Creek Cider Pilot Project Batch “1” Golden Cider

Review of Chatter Creek Cider’s Pilot Project Batch “1” Golden Cider.  This is the first time I’ve tried (or even seen) anything from this cidery.  It appears to be from a winery which is new to making cider; I couldn’t find any information online except an under construction website, but was able to get in touch with Gordy Rawson at Chatter Creek.  It appears the winery is in Woodinville WA but this cider was made in Seattle WA, the original location.

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Cider:  Pilot Project Batch “1” Golden Cider
Cidery:  Chatter Creek Cider
Cidery Location:  Seattle WA
ABV:  6.9%
How Supplied:  500ml flip top bottle
Style:  American craft cider made from dessert apples

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Availability:  self distributed in Seattle WA

Description: This Cider is a winemakers take on how to balance a beverage. Good apple flavor. The acid and sweetness are in balance to present a natural flavor, Some light tannin, medium carbonation.

Ingredients: Just apples, sulfites, and sweetened with concentrate

Apple Varieties: Red and Golden delicious, Fuji, Honey Crisp, Granny, and Pinata

Price:  $8.75
Where Bought:  Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle WA
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  Browsing

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First Impression:  Light straw yellow.  Nearly still.  Smells mild, of acidity and honey.

Tasting Notes:  Semi-sweet.  Medium bodied.  Low tartness and acidity.  No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins.  Notes of honey, stone fruit, and pineapple.  Moderate apple flavor.  High sessionability.  Low complexity.  Low flavor intensity.

My Opinion:   I found this to be a typical apple-forward sessionable cider.  I think it would be better suited in a multipack of bottles or cans, instead of a $9 pint.

Most Similar to:  2 Towns OutCider (although not unfiltered), Apple Outlaw Original (although less apple-forward), and Atlas Session Cider (although not as fruity)

Closing Notes:   I’m interested to find more information about this cidery and cider, and I’m curious if they will release more ciders.

Have you tried Chatter Creek Pilot Project Golden Cider?  What did you think?

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