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Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard
Walden Hollow Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Angry Orchard
Walden Hollow Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Minutely hazy yellow color. Interesting aromas and flavors of mixed dried fruits, pickled melon rind, honey roasted nuts with apple catsup, and endive salad with jicama with a supple, tart, spritzy, sweet-and-sour medium-to-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-long kumquat marmalade, passionfruit, bee pollen, and rose hips finish. A rock’em sock’em bright and tart cider that will pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Sour & Tart & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: mixed dried fruits, pickled melon rind, honey roasted nuts with apple catsup, and endive salad with jicama
Taste Flavor: kumquat marmalade, passionfruit, bee pollen, and rose hips
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Boiled Crawfish, White Sardines, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock'em sock'em bright and tart cider that will pair nicely.

The Producer

Angry Orchard Cider Company

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

Their Portfolio

87 Angry Orchard Traditional Dry Cider 5% (USA)
88 Angry Orchard "Summer Honey" Hard Cider 5% (USA)
87 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
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)
91 Angry Orchard The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider 7.7% (USA)
85 Angry Orchard Strawman Farmhouse Hard Cider 10% (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)
88 Angry Orchard Newtown Pippin Single Varietal Hard Cider 8.8% (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)
84 Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
91 Angry Orchard Eden Specialty Collaboration Understood in Motion 01 8% (USA)

Common Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Common ciders range in alcohol from 4-8% and typically feature dominant apple aromas and flavors. Most are not dry, but also not cloying, with a sweet, medium body and acidity. This style is what the majority of consumers associate with hard cider. The descriptor 'common' is in reference to the types of apples used to produce these ciders, rather than in reference to its quality of ready availability. Common ciders are produced from culinary table apples, typically including varietals such as Golden Delicious, Jonathan and Macintosh to name a few.