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Liberty Ciderworks Winesap SV

Review: Winesap SV by Liberty Ciderworks

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 8.30%

Cider Maker’s Description

Winesap apples are one of America's oldest cultivars, dating as far back as the late 1700s. Settlers prized the "Wine-sap" for its versatility, its long storage life, and (of course) for making cider. This single-varietal cider presents Winesaps as nature intended: dry and refreshing, with hints of buttery cocoa, lychee, and honey. Enjoy on its own, or paired with pork, cheese, spicy thai, or charcuterie.


  • light haze, golden color


  • swirl produces full 1/8" coverage of small bubbles that disappear quickly


  • apple skins, earthy, forest soil


  • true to the apple, grass, lightest hint of funk


  • tannic, astringent, moderate acidity


  • long and drying

Tasting Notes / General Impression

simply delicious, definitely high on my list of favorites

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Liberty Ciderworks
Spokane, WA

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.