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Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Blueberry Spaceship Box by Superstition Meadery

June, 2019
Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Blueberry Spaceship Box by Superstition Meadery is a Blueberry Cider and is being evaluated as a Cider with Other Fruit (category C2B from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). For this style, the cider and fruit should have harmony without either being too dominant. For this cider, Superstition Meadery pairs apple with blueberries.

This cider pours an expected dark purple with a small rim of lavender-colored head with excellent clarity. Prominent blueberry dominates the aroma with a lighter, underlying tart apple. The flavor again promotes prominent blueberry with notes of plum, currant, and grape. The apple adds depth to the fruit flavor and provides tartness to the sweet berries. The finish is a wonderfully balanced sweet-tart with a light prickly carbonation clearing the palate. The sweet-tart balance is fantastic and makes this cider endlessly enjoyable.  Enjoy!

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