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Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard
Baldwin/Northern Spy Hard Cider

Category: Heritage Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Angry Orchard
Baldwin/Northern Spy Hard Cider

Category: Heritage Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.3%
Hazy straw green color. Herbal aromas and flavors of verbena and lemon balm, frisee with vinaigrette and cashew, fallen apples on mossy forest floor, and celery root with a soft, bubbly, dry medium body and a cheery finish that shows notes of citrus and melon rinds, chalk, nutskin, and wheat grass finish. An earthy and bright cider for elevated pub grub; sauvignon blanc lovers need apply.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: verbena and lemon balm, frisee with vinaigrette and cashew, fallen apples on mossy forest floor, and celery root
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of citrus and melon rinds, chalk, nutskin, and wheat grass
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Goat Cheese Salad, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy and bright cider for elevated pub grub; sauvignon blanc lovers need apply.

The Producer

Angry Orchard Cider Company

The Producer
Cincinnati, OH
USA
1 617-368-5000

Their Portfolio

88 Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Easy Apple Hard Cider 4.2% (USA)
83 Angry Orchard Stone Dry Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard 2016 Bottle Conditioned French Cider 7.54% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard 2016 The Extension Cider 7.6% (USA)
86 Angry Orchard Oval Nouveau English Cider 6.2% (USA)
91 Angry Orchard Summer Honey Hard Cider 5% (USA)
89 Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
93 Angry Orchard Eden Specialty Collaboration "Understood in Motion 01" 8% (USA)
89 Angry Orchard Knotty Pear Hard Cider 6.5% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard The Old Fashioned Hard Cider 6.5% (USA)
81 Angry Orchard Crimson Spy Hard Cider 6.7% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Rose for Sal Hard Cider 6.9% (USA)
93 Angry Orchard Dear Brittany Hard Cider 7.5% (USA)
90 Angry Orchard Oliver’s Hard Cider Collaboration Understood in Motion 03 7.2% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Perry 6.2% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Edu Spanish Cider 6.9% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Walden Hollow Hard Cider 8% (USA)
83 Angry Orchard Baldwin Single Varietal Hard Cider 7.9% (USA)
90 Angry Orchard Baldwin/Northern Spy Hard Cider 8.3% (USA)
89 Angry Orchard Wooden Sleeper Hard Cider 10.5% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard Crown Maple Wooden Sleeper Hard Cider 12% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Iceman Hard Cider 10% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Cuvee 2 Hard Cider 6.6% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard E.Z. Orchards Collaboration Understood in Motion 02 7.2% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
91 Angry Orchard Eden Specialty Collaboration Understood in Motion 01 8% (USA)
81 Angry Orchard Super Natural Cider 7.6% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
84 Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
80 Angry Orchard Strawman Farmhouse Hard Cider 10% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard Ice Man Hard Cider 10% (USA)
90 Angry Orchard The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider 7.7% (USA)
83 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
86 Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
88 Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Easy Apple Cider 4.2% (USA)
90 Angry Orchard Knotty Pear Cider 5% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard Iceman Hard Cider 10% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider 7.7% (USA)
92 Angry Orchard The Old Fashioned Hard Cider 6.5% (USA)
89 Angry Orchard Pear Hard Cider 5% (USA)

Heritage Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Heritage ciders are those made from heirloom and cider variety apples. These varieties are called sharps, sharp-sweets, bittersharps, and bittersweets. While these types of apples typically don't make for great snacking, their acidity and tannin content make for great cider. Heritage ciders can be both sweet or dry, and often have a wine-like flavor profile. Sugar and acid are often in harmonious balance, and there typically a slight astringency due to the tannic nature of the apples. Seek out these ciders and discover complex, traditional flavor profiles.