Millstone Cellars, MD, US

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Farmgate Dry

ABV: 8.5%

Dry, very funky, and somewhat astringent.


Taste Properties


Reviews

reviewer Shellyfish29
Shellyfish29 (29) said:
Delicious traditional fermentation with a hint at an aceto sour from natural microflora. Well balanced
Reviewed on 28 Aug 2017
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reviewer Myopic_Celiac
Myopic_Celiac (55) said:
I really really like dry tart ciders. I've spent a lot of time living in UK and I've grown accustomed to heavy dark ciders with sour elements. Farmgate Dry is a personal favourite of mine. It's super delicious, especially for a local cider.
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2016
reviewer cidersays
cidersays (5139) said:
Bottle pour at Cider Summit Seattle 2015. I really wanted to give Millstone another chance, as I didn’t care for their Cobbler at all. I chose this one mostly as the other varieties they were pouring weren’t appealing (hopped, ginger, and strawberry rhubarb). Barrel aged and made from 40% Stayman Winesap, 30% Northern Spy, 25% Jonathan, and 5% Cameo apples. Apparently they are known for tart, funky, and astringent ciders which are similar to Sidra, although of course no one told me! In contrast to Cobbler, I found this drinkable, but I still didn’t care for it. Definitely dry, tart, sour, funky, and astringent. To me all those qualities were overpowering such that that the cider couldn’t shine and I couldn’t detect any barrel influence, etc. A lot of folks really like sour ciders (and beers) though.
Reviewed on 16 Oct 2015

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