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Old 06-23-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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I had a friend come over and try the apfelwien, he made an off comment on how it tastes like Gewürtztraminer. We went out later and bought a bottle, and I'll be damned... 100% match, you couldn't tell the two apart.

Anyone else notice this? Or is my apfelwein really not acting correctly?



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Old 06-23-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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Thats interesting-I am going to have to do a "blind tasting" when my Apfell wine comes into its own. However, Gewurztraminer is a grape varity. Its not made from apples.


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Old 06-23-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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Seems like it would depend a lot on the Gewurztraminer; I've had a number of them that have clear pear flavors to me, and nothing of apple, while others have strong green apple overtones. Interesting comparison though.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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Yeah, well, I'm not gonna lie here. I had never heard of the stuff. Until I wiki'd it after I posted, I assumed it was made from apple... It's a "sweeter" wine apparently..so maybe the FG's are inline? I have a poor tasting palate, so I'm curious to hear other opinions.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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In case someone wants to pick apart the process:

5 gallon of Sam's Choice Apple Juice
4lbs honey
1 pkt ec-1118 (champagne yeast)

Ferment it out, cold crash on the lees, keg and serve.... Then ... well.. you know the rest
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I've never had a gewurztraminer that tasted like apfelwein. Not even close. Gewurztraminer (in my experience) is far more tart than apfelwein, doesn't taste like apples, and has quite a bit more body to it. Of course that doesn't preclude someone from producing a gewurz that does taste similar to apfelwein, I just don't see why they'd want to. Regards, GF.
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Gewurz is one of the fruitiest of wines and is often made a bit sweet, but I can't imagine it tasting like something with that much honey. Gewurz sometimes has a bit of bubblegum taste.
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I used to drink a lot of gewurztraminer back in the day and the first time I tried Apfelwein that is what came to mind. The yeast must be the same or something.
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Being south of the border I can't, in my wildest dreams, equate the two....must be different ingredients or some such.
Gewurz is one of my favourites.
Apfel was, well, an interesting experiment.
FWIW, maybe my fantasy factors are lacking.
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I'm up to 3 people now that find this the same. I gave my wife (we'll say an independent 3rd party who did not know what I was doing) a sip of the apfelwein from my glass (she liked it) and I asked if she wanted another drop (I then poured her some from the gewurtz bottle) she drank that and I asked her if she noticed anything different. She said nope, they tasted the same.... weird...weird... But alas...


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