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

Ciderboys Cider Company Peach County Hard Cider
94 points
Minutely hazy old gold color. Sweet, fruity, floral aromas of cinnamon pear, peach blossom, orange flesh and melon, and belgian waffle with a round, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length whipped honey and candied apple finish. An aromatic cider for romantics.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Fruit Cider
Ciderboys Cider Company Strawberry Magic Hard Cider
94 points
Bright gold color. Yeasty aromas of cotton candy, chardonnay, and candied apple with a round, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length fresh bartlett pear, butter poached apple, and banana taffy finish. A fruity sipper for sweet-tooths.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Fruit Cider
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.
Woodchuck Cidery Seasonal Summer Time Hard Cider
93 points
Light light gold color. Aromas and flavors of ginger beer and tea, spiced apples and citrus, and lemongrass with a supple, tangy, spritzy, fruity medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish revealing notes of minerals and grass finish. A solid ginger flavored cider with fine spicy flavor and balance.
#6 Cider Co. Pomegranate Cider
93 points
Red oak color. Aromas and flavors of cherry-rhubarb jelly on bread, hint of apple sauce, and green tomato with a satiny, lively, effervescent, fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish conveying elements of pomegranate, craisin, and nuts finish. A very nice sweet and sour cider with tangy fruity twist.
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.
Possmann Pure Cider Rosé
91 points
Copper color. Fruity aromas of dark berry compote and apple tart with a lightly tannic, vibrant, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-long tart green apple and black cherry, Meyer lemon, and honeycomb finish. A fun attractive rose cider.
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.