Snow Capped 6130′ Dry

Review of Snow Capped 6130′ Dry.  I tried this in 2016 (see here), plus I’ve had their Gold RushColorado Peach, Sour Cherry, and Plum Lemongrass.

<This is a review of a sample can provided to Cider Says by Snow Capped.  Although I will take care to treat it the same as any other review, there is always the potential for bias as I received this for free.  The only consideration I knowingly made was pushing this up in my cider review que, considering it is a new release and the info may be helpful for folks deciding to purchase it.  I love free stuff, especially cider!  Want your cider or cider-related product reviewed here?  Contact me.>

Cider:  6130′ Dry
Cidery:  Snow Capped
Cidery Location:  Austin CO
ABV:  6.9%
How Supplied:  12oz cans (and kegs)
Style:  American craft canned cider from heirloom cider apples grown at their 6,130 foot elevation orchard

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Availability:  in Colorado (check out their cider finder), plus online sales

Cider Description:  Five cherished heirloom varieties blended into dry complexity with hints of oak. Smooth, body and finish. Grown in our 6130’ elevation orchards.

Cidery Description:  We craft our ciders using stone fruit, heritage and cider specific apples grown in our 6,130 ft. elevation Colorado orchards.  At the core of our ciders is a long history in fruit growing.  For over a century and five generations our family has respected and developed the land entrusted to us. Today we are one of the largest apple producers in Colorado Growing fruit is both a passion and a privilege.  Through generations we have succeeded in a high elevation environment, this is one of the most labor intensive, riskiest and extreme environments to grow apples, with fewer successful outcomes.

Price:  ~ $10.49 / four cans
Where Bought:  N/A
Where Drank:  home
How Found:  it showed up

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First Impression:  Light orange amber hue.  Low visible carbonation.  Smells dry and tart with some funk.

Tasting Notes:  Dry.  Light bodied.  Moderate to high tartness and acidity.  Hints of tannins and bitterness.  No funk or sourness, despite the scent.  Notes of sharp complex heirloom apple, with lemon and a hint of herbal quality.  Moderate tart length finish.  Moderate complexity and flavor intensity.  Low apple flavor.  High sessionability.

My Opinion:  I liked it.  More flavorful than a lot of dry ciders due to the type of apples used.  A bit tart for my personal preferences, but I commonly say that.  This is a nice budget-friendly heirloom canned cider option, which there aren’t a lot of, as most are sold in bottles and/or are more expensive.

Most Similar to:  Eden Deep Cut, except that is less tart

Closing Notes:  Next up I have their JalaPEARno variety.

Have you tried Snow Capped Cider?  What did you think?

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