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Stem Ciders Spiced Black Currant

Review: Spiced Black Currant by Stem Ciders

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.80%

Cider Maker’s Description

Cinnamon and cherries on the nose with rich apple undertones. Deep red hue with zippy acidity. Juniper berries leave a light piney character on the palate. A perfect winter warmer.


  • deep ruby red, crystal clear, bright


  • moderate carbonation, dissipates quickly, good 1/4" head when poured that lingers for a little while


  • holiday spices, hints of pear


  • full flavored / lots to take in, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, holiday spices, berries


  • full bodied


  • lingering spices toward the back of the throat

Tasting Notes / General Impression

it's like drinking cider at Christmas dinner

Reviewer Notes


Review Date

September 22, 2018

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Cidery Information

Stem Ciders
Denver, CO

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.