Round, medium sized apple. Pale yellow green mostly covered in red and pink blush. Heirloom apple from Illinois in the 1800s, often used for cider.
Brix = 12.4
Specific Gravity = 1.05
pH = 3.67
Total Acidity = 4.6
Total Tannins = 0.16%
Color – Cloudy, light amber, hint of pink.
Nose – Mild. Ripe apple. Earthy, spiced.
Flavor – Moderate mouthfeel. Little acidity. Noticeable tannins, mildly bitter and astringent. Slightly woody, leathery flavor.
Overall Impression – A unique cider both in terms of the story of the apple and its uncommon flavor. Could be bumped up with a higher gravity, higher acidity apple, but interesting on its own.