Full Review

Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard
Dear Brittany Hard Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Angry Orchard
Dear Brittany Hard Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Cloudy opaque golden amber color. Interesting, vegetal aromas and flavors of green banana and underripe nectarine, cucumber-zucchini relish, crusty apple-peach tart, and avocado seed on a forest floor with a round, tart, effervescent, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with notes of jicama and kiwi skin, nutskin, wet stones, and sea buckthorn finish. A juicy cider with outstanding acidity and hop-like tropicality for the New England-style IPA drinker.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour & Tart & Funky
Aroma Aroma: green banana and underripe nectarine, cucumber-zucchini relish, crusty apple-peach tart, and avocado seed on a forest floor
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of jicama and kiwi skin, nutskin, wet stones, and sea buckthorn
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Goat, Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy cider with outstanding acidity and hop-like tropicality for the New England-style IPA drinker.

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)

French Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
French-style ciders range in alcohol from 3-10% and are typically full-bodied with lively carbonation and subtle sweetness. This category includes all French-produced and inspired ciders including Normandy-style ciders. These ciders are often available in larger format bottles enclosed with a cork and cage. French-style ciders are more wine-like than most styles, and can be incredibly complex with lively acidity making them a perfect pair for a wide array of cuisines.