Crispin Artisanal Reserve Honey Crisp

~I'm not a beer. I'm a cider.~

There's a bright cider smell. It tastes tart, no wait, it has a sweetness which reminds me of having a drop of honey. 10:54PM PT

Oh wait, it actually tastes exactly like the Martinelli's apple juice I had all the time when I was a kid (little bottles which were just about the size of an apple). It's possible that this cider is just slightly more sweet than the apple juice. 20150329 8:50AM PT


Crispin Artisanal Reserve Honey Crisp

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Honey Crisp

Crispin Honey Crisp Artisanal Reserve™ is a small batch, hand crafted, super-premium hard apple cider smoothed with real organic honey for a rich, creamy, full-bodied crisp taste. Smooth over ice.

Cloudy Hard Cider™. For the discerning drinker, Honey Crisp’s artisanal style is embodied in our unique Cloudy Filtration™ process, using racked unfiltered apple wine that leaves residual natural apple wine sediment in the bottle. Every bottle should receive a full Bottoms-Up! tilt and swirl before opening and enjoying.

Naturally fermented using a premium apple juice blend, not from apple juice concentrate, with no added malt, spirit or grape alcohol. Honey Crisp is smoothed with pure organic honey, with no added sugar, colorants or sorbate or benzoate preservatives. Honey Crisp's apple juice is a fresh pressed blend of 3 to 5 different apples. We do not use the Honeycrisp apple, a very fine dessert eating apple, but in our experience and in our opinion, not a fine base for apple wine.

Website Information (Press Release):
Honey Crisp

Smooth Operator: Introducing Crispin Honey Crisp

Artisanal Reserve(R) Cloudy Hard CiderTM

Confident, Authentic, Uniquely American

The Crispin Cider Company upends the traditional apple cart again with genre breaking new Crispin Honey Crisp -- a uniquely American cider embodying classic European craftsmanship with a New World vitality to create a new style of hard apple cider with a pedigree all its own.

"Crispin has always been inspired by where we came from, however Honey Crisp is inspired by where we are now. A cider with a classical heritage, but its eye firmly on the future." says new US citizen Joe Heron CEO Crispin Cider Company.

Artisanal Reserve. A small batch, hand-crafted, super-premium hard apple cider, Crispin Honey Crisp is smoothed with real organic honey for a creamy, rich, full-bodied and crisp taste. Honey Crisp is vinted to a 6.5% ABV for robust yet smooth refreshment from the first crisp sip to the last drop.

Cloudy Filtration. The embodiment of artisanal style, Honey Crisp boasts a rack-aged cloudy filtration process. Discerning drinkers will find in each bottle a residual apple wine sediment for a smooth full-bodied flavor that's true to the apple and good to the last drop. Honey Crisp drinkers are encouraged to pour the last sediment in to their glasses for deeply satisfying refreshment.

A uniquely earthy, fruity bouquet. Crispin Honey Crisp's authentic cidery aroma is redolent of crisp apple notes, softened with hints of honey echoing the orchard.

Naturally fermented. Uncorrupted by added malt, spirit or grape alcohols, Crispin Honey Crisp is free of added sugar, colorants or sorbate or benzoate preservatives, and is filtered cold for crisp refreshment.

The Greatest Adventures Happen Over Ice: Crispin Super-Premium Natural Hard Apple Ciders are designed to be enjoyed over a glass of ice for crisply satisfying refreshment, Honey Crisp continues with this vision and is exceptionally smooth tasting over ice.

"The combination of super-premium ingredients and hand-craftsmanship yields a hard cider of exceptional smoothness and nuance, yet surprising boldness and confidence," says Joe Heron, founder of the Crispin Cider Company. "Honey Crisp is a distinctively American cider, with a new world swagger and confidence that complements its natural refinement."

A complement to meals - and a delicious component in them.

The same sophistication and nuance that elevates Crispin Honey Crisp to the status similar to fine wine makes it a natural ally in the kitchen. "It subdues spicy food, brings out the subtlety of seafood, and complements a full bodied steak," explains Heron. "Honey Crisp's light carbonation also stands up to bar fare, from pizzas to brats and burgers." On the other end of the spectrum, the Honey Crisp's brisk refreshment adds dimension to fine cheeses, oysters, Asian and Latin cuisines, and even cured meats.

About the Crispin Cider Company

In addition to Crispin Honey Crisp Artisanal Reserve Cloudy Hard Cider, the Crispin Cider Company also produces European-style Natural Hard Apple Ciders in Original, Light and Brut varietals. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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