Full Review

Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard
Edu Spanish Cider

Category: Spanish Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Angry Orchard
Edu Spanish Cider

Category: Spanish Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Inviting aromas of ripe pear, walnut toffee, green olive, cherry blossom, and fondant with a velvety, lively, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, complex, long white pepper, apple skins, and pickled strawberry finish. An appetizing, stimulating Spanish cider that craves food; sour beer lovers need apply!

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear, walnut toffee, green olive, cherry blossom, and fondant
Taste Flavor: white pepper, apple skins, and pickled strawberry
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Manchego, Serrano Ham, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An appetizing, stimulating Spanish cider that craves food; sour beer lovers need apply!

The Producer

Angry Orchard Cider Company

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

Their Portfolio

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86 Angry Orchard Apple Ginger Hard Cider 5% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Hop’n Mad Hard Cider 5% (USA)
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)

Spanish Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
Asturians call it sidra, while those of the Basque region call it sagardoa; together they are the heading “Spanish Ciders” because they are truly a distinct style. Traditional Spanish ciders have the reputation of being quite tart – the blend of varietals definitely leans toward the sharp ones, and away from sweet & bittersweet. This has its own appeal, but the locals have figured out the best way to enjoy their beverage: pour like the escanciadores do, by “throwing” the cider into a glass from four or five feet away. This throw really changes the character of the cider, making it softer & more velvety & less acidic; it aerates the cider.