Review of Snow Capped 6130′ Dry. I tried this in 2016 (see here), plus I’ve had their Gold Rush, Colorado 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
How Supplied: 12oz cans (and kegs)
Style: American craft canned cider from heirloom cider apples grown at their 6,130 foot elevation orchard
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
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?