Hawk Haus Cider

Oregon
United States
Hawk Haus Cider, E.Z. Orchards
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Hawk Haus is named after the kestrel nests found on the property and is a blend of Jonathan and Yarlington Mill apples. Pale, yellow-golden in color and lightly hazed with modest, tiny carbonation bubbles like the finest sparkling wines. The aroma is fresh cut apples and an earthy farmyard character. Very pleasant and grounded. Hawk Haus is big, soft and round on the palate with gentle acidity. Notes of cinnamon and brown sugar are reminiscent of apple turnover. The finish is just short of total dryness, with appealing fresh apple flavors from beginning to end.

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ABV: 
5.7%
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hawk Haus Cider by E.Z. Orchards is being evaluated as a New World Cider (Category C1A) according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This cider pours a dark gold color with a slight haze and no head is present nor any activity from carbonation. The aroma is very subtle and faint consisting of apple fruit coupled with a low vinous character reminiscent of sauvignon blanc. A very low sulfur, barnyard character, and honey notes are present adding a layer of complexity to the cider. Despite the lack of carbonic activity in the appearance, high carbonation is apparent as wisps of carbon-dioxide are notable. Overall the aroma is light but pleasant. The flavor consists of a very nice, rounded apple flavor with a touch of sulfur and barnyard that adds complexity. The sweetness is medium-dry and finishes crisp with a nice grounded apple permanence which lingers in the aftertaste. There is a very light tannic quality in the cider which balances nicely with a light and refreshing acidity. This cider has a light body with sparkling carbonation. Tannins, though present, do not hinder the finish. There is no alcohol warmth on this cider. Overall, this is a very refreshing medium-dry cider which appears to be quite sessionable. This cider was well executed with no noted off flavors or aromas. The touch of sulfur and wine like qualities add a pleasant complexity which makes it a pleasure to savor.

Brewery Introduction

E.Z. Orchards - bringing you the bounty of the Willamette Valley since 1929.

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