About Ciders from United Kingdom

About Ciders from United Kingdom
Beer in the United Kingdom is all about British beer and the various style crafted over the years, styles that have influenced other brewers in many parts of the world (see entry on England).

Top Picks for United Kingdom


Dragon’s Breath Spiced Ginger Cider
92 points
Brilliant gold color. Attractive aromas of ginger beer and apple tart with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length grilled apple and tangerine salad, nut brittle, and white tea with ginger finish. A very attractive, refreshing and pure ginger cider to drink all summer long.
Strongbow Original Dry Hard Cider
91 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of fresh apple tunover, pastry dough, and hint of chalk with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a polished, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying impressions of sweet and tart apple medley, hint of starfruit, strawberry, and kiwi, honeyed melon, and bibb lettuce finish. A very tasty and mouthwatering cider with pure fruit flavor and a long, snappy, satisfying finish.
Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider
90 points
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced apples, banana nut muffin and taffy, and watermelon candy with a silky, tangy, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, normal finish manifesting notes of apple sorbet and orange sherbet finish. A very tasty and well made, crowd pleasing off-dry cider.
Strongbow Hard Apple Honey Cider
90 points
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity, sweet aromas of apple and peach sorbet, apple strudel, and candied lime with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length fruit salad and white grape finish. A very fruity, crowd pleasing cider.
Thatchers Cider Co. "Green Goblin" English Cider
90 points
Brilliant amber color. Mild, fruity, earthy aromas of dried apple, earth, and nuts with a silky, lively, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a smooth, captivating, breezy caramelized apple, nectarine, grass, and nutskin finish. A clean, well-rounded English cider.
Strongbow Honey Hard Cider
89 points
Bright gold color. Fruity, floral aromas of orange blossom and pineapple, sliced apples, sweet pea, and pomegranate with a round, crisp, effervescent, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length mango finish. A sweet and aromatic cider for daytime sessions.
Thatchers Cider Co. "Gold" English Cider
89 points
Bright light gold color. Mild aromas and flavors of potting soil, apple core, rubber eraser, and cotton with an even, bright, fizzy, fruity light body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish with suggestions of quince, clementine, grass, and bamboo shoot finish. A rock solid English cider with delicate fruit and nice astringency.
Strongbow Cherry Blossom Hard Cider
88 points
Light brilliant ruby pink color. Interesting, candied aromas and flavors of hibiscus and fruit punch with a velvety, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish conveying nuances of Washington apple, grape bubblegum, and raspberry hard candy finish. A sweet and cheery cherry sipper for festive occasions.
Strongbow Ginger Hard Apple Cider
86 points
Brilliant light gold color. Aromas and flavors of butter apple pie dough, dried ginger, toasted peanuts, and carnation with a silky, bright, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with impressions of apple-ginger relish, honeyed pear, and bit of tree bark finish. A pleasant ginger accented cider with a nice pie-like quality.
Sir Perry Perry Cider
84 points
Clear old gold color. Funky, grainy aromas and flavors of craft bourbon highball, toasted wheat berries, cedar closet, and fresh grain with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish that presents notes of iced tea with lemon finish. A very unconventional Perry refresher that may appeal to whiskey highball drinkers.