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Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang
Project Cider Dry

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brewery Ommegang
Project Cider Dry

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of farm-fresh apples, oat cakes, candied banana, caramel creme, and carnation with a satiny, racy, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, intriguing, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of underripe apricot finish. A lightly tannic, dry cider with a great pop of acidity; a good cider to pair with the meal.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: farm-fresh apples, oat cakes, candied banana, caramel creme, and carnation
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of underripe apricot
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lightly tannic, dry cider with a great pop of acidity; a good cider to pair with the meal.

The Producer

Brewery Ommegang

The Producer
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326
USA
1 607-544-1800

Common Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
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.