Apple Description

The apples from the tree we picked were small in size, likely owing to a heavy crop load that was not thinned.  Very normal tasting apple, probably good for all purposes.

Juice Analysis

Brix = 12.1

Specific Gravity = 1.049

pH = 3.81

Total Acidity (Malic) = 5.2

Total Tannin = 0.08%

Cider Description

Color - Light gold, slightly cloudy.

Nose - Mild, pear.

Flavor - Medium to light body.  Medium acidity.  Mild tart apple, apple skin flavor.  Seems more astringent than the low tannin measurement would suggest.

Overall Impression - Very easy to drink, balanced flavor.  A mild but enjoyable cider.

Carroll Cider