Full Review

Blue Toad Hard Cider

Blue Toad Hard Cider
Paddy Green Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Blue Toad Hard Cider
Paddy Green Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Bright golden yellow color. Fresh aromas and flavors of buttercream and tres leches cake and caramel apple with a supple, tart, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that shows accents of green apple skin and straw finish. A very quenching, mouthwatering cider.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: buttercream and tres leches cake and caramel apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of green apple skin and straw
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Salad, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very quenching, mouthwatering cider.

The Producer

Blue Toad Hard Cider

The Producer
120 Mushroom Blvd, Suite 105
Rochester, NY 14623
USA
1 585-370-0752

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.