About Fruit Cider

About Fruit Cider
This category contains all non-apple based ciders, excluding perry. Many ciders in this category are in fact a blend of apple cider and other fruit juices. These ciders can range from sweet to dry and typically feature the flavors and aromas of the added fruit.

Top Picks for Fruit Cider

Kaneb Orchards  Cranberry Crisp Cider
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, fresh, crisp apple, and pickled mango with a vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, charming, medium-length green apple with walnut praline, strawberry jelly, and persimmon finish. A crisp and friendly fruit cider that’s balanced and lively.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Kaneb Orchards  Cranberry Crisp Cider
93 points
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of honeycrisp apple, strawberry, and rose hip with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length strawberry jelly, strawberry ice cream, and currant finish. A lighthearted and concentrated, fruity cider with a candied sweetness; totally delicious.
Brick River Cider Co.  Sweet Lous Fruited Cider
92 points
Salmon pink color. Aromas of potpourri, rosehip jam, lemon oil, and lavender with an vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, medium-long pear, elderflower, and basil finish. A floral bouquet of a cider with lots a spicy nuance.
Common Cider Company  Blood Orange Tangerine Hard Cider
92 points
Brilliant pale amber color. Aromas of candied orange and grapefruit peels, coconut, rhubarb, juicy fruit gum, and honey-orange confection with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length banana daiquiri, tropical punch, bruleed grapefruits, lime zest, and allspice finish. A tasty, candied fruit cider that is refreshing and never too sweet; almost like an Italian aperitivo spritz.
Angry Orchard  Knotty Pear Cider
90 points
Pale light gold color. Aromas of eucalyptus, sage, cardamom, grilled pear, and blueberry with a velvety, bright, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length pear tart, crystalized ginger, and banana finish. A sweet and spicy fruit cider with a ginger kick.
Wards Cider  Cherry Cider
90 points
pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of coconut confection, toasted almond, and candied cherry with a supple, crisp, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with accents of strawberry soda finish. A fruity and nutty cider that’s easy to love.
Kaneb Orchards  Cranberry Crisp Cider
90 points
Pink coral color. Aromas of apple handpie, lemon taffy, cinnamon buttercream, and cranberry granita with a glycerous, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-long strawberry jelly and butter poached apple finish. A naturally charming cider for ice-cold fun.
Angry Orchard  Pear Hard Cider
89 points
Pale light gold color. Aromas of sweet plantain, apple relish, animal cracker, and apricot with a satiny, bright, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length spiced orange tea, pineapple confection, and coconut finish. A fun and fruity summertime crusher to enjoy al fresco.
Avid Cider Co.  Dragonfruit Cider
89 points
Ruby fuschia color. Fruity aromas of blackberry jam, marionberry, merlot, ripe mulberry, and raspberry leaf with a velvety, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-length black cassis, chocolate taffy, and lemon spritz finish. True-to-life berry aromas reign in this tasty tipple; akin to Brachetto.
Common Cider Company  Pineapple Guava Cider
89 points
Golden yellow color. Fruity aromas of orange liqueur, dried peach, grapefruit marmalade, apricot danish, and pineapple spears with a bright, effervescent, sweet medium body and a medium-length orange flesh and pith, papaya, and peach skin finish. A solid fruity refresher with a tropical twist.