Nine Pin Signature

Review: Signature by Nine Pin

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.70%

Cider Maker’s Description

This is our flagship product using a blend of apples from Samascott Orchards. It is an off dry sparkling cider with a crisp, bold, and refreshing taste.


  • crystal clear, bright, light yellow


  • light to moderate carbonation of tiny bubbles, carbonation dissipates quickly


  • ripe apples, autumn orchard, hints of pears, dried fruit (apricot, raisin, etc.)


  • ripe apples, red apple skins, pear, apricot, full flavored


  • moderate acidity, very light astrigency


  • quick clean finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

I was inclined to label this as semi-sweet, but I think it was the acidity making it seem sweeter than it is

Reviewer Notes

I first tried this cider in 2015...I forgot how good it is!

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Cidery Information

Nine Pin
Albany, NY

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.