Volatile Acidity

Volatile acidity may be present as ethyl acetate (with an odor similar to nail polish remover), or as acetic acid (presence of an odor like vinegar). Volatile acidity is popular amongst Spanish ciders from Asturias, but may be considered a fault amongst cider styles from other regions.

The formation of bacteria like acetobacter or lactic acid bacteria by unsound cider making practices, Volatile acidity is commonly seen in perry’s due to the metabolism of citric acid by lactic acid bacteria.