Spreyton’s can of Young Sturmer 2.0 is the next generation of the Sturmer apple-based cider from the lads down in northern Tasmania.
Let’s talk about the Sturmer Pippin. First developed in Suffolk, England as far back as the 1830s. The Sturmer first arrived in Australia in the 19th century, where its’ ability to be stored made it perfect for exporting on boats to Europe. It does well in warmer conditions which makes it a prime candidate to be used in modern Aussie ciders.
While the Sturmer Pippin is the star of the show, it’s not the only apple in this Cider. The Young Sturmer 2.0 is based on Spreyton’s base cider, a mix of Kingston Blacks, Gravenstein and the Sturmer’s. Then it is back sweetened with fresh Sturmer Pippin juice to sweeten it back up.
A sweet and inviting scent, I wouldn’t call it fresh, instead, the Sturmer apples mimic the aromas of red stone fruits.
This is smooth and really easy to drink. There is just enough sweetness, but it doesn’t get clingy with residual sugars, which makes it rather sessionabe. Coming in at 5.1%, it’s pushing that boundary. It’s deep and complex in the middle. Those Sturmer Apples give their chalky texture, it’s juicy and crunchy with a zingy acid finish.
Final Thoughts on the Young Sturmer 2.0
The Young Sturmer 2.0 should be the template for anyone looking to make a modern Aussie cider with both widespread appeal and proper heritage cider chops in a modern format. It uses a mix of cider making apples and eating apples. It is just sweet enough that even the biggest sweet tooth wouldn’t object to it. And to top it off it is tasty enough to keep the cider geeks happy.
|Product||Young Sturmer 2.0|
|Country of Origin||Australia|