German Apfelwein and German Style Cider

German style cider is called apfelwein. As you may guess from the name it aims to be as close to white wine as possible. Apfelwein is usually still wine with alcohol content much higher than cider on almost wine like levels. Very often apfelwein is sour. Ordinary apfelwein is cuveé from undisclosed number of apple varieties, but there are also apfelweins made from one kind of apples named after such apple kind similarly as wine is often named after the grapes type.

Most apfelwein comes from Hessen. Germans not from Hessen hardly ever know what apfelwein is.

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Ciders of this type we do have

Nöll Apfelwein

Nöll Apfelwein

Apfelwein (German style cider) from a family owned kelterei in Frankfurt. There are several variant, each from one kind of apples, ranging from sweet to dry.

Ciders of this type we don't have

Zlaté jablíčko

Zlaté jablíčko

Cider from White Carpathians. It used to be very sour but the new version is medium sour and a bit bitter.
JB

JB

Apfelwein (german style cider) from Frankfurt made from 9 kinds of apple. From one kind of apples, only southern halves of apples have been used.