Specialty Cider and Perry

This is an open-ended category for cider or perry with other ingredients such that it does not fit any of the categories above. This includes the use of other sweeteners. A cider with added honey may be entered here if the cider character remains dominant; otherwise it should be entered as mead in the cyser sub-category.

Aroma/Flavor: The cider character must always be present, and must fit with added ingredients.

Appearance: Clear to brilliant. Color should be that of a standard cider unless other ingredients are expected to contribute color.

Mouthfeel: Average body, may show tannic (astringent) or heavy body as determined by other ingredients.

Entry Instructions: Entrants MUST specify all ingredients. Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (3 levels). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (5 categories).

Vital Statistics: OG: 1.045 – 1.100 FG: 0.995 – 1.020 ABV: 5 – 12%