Full Review

Kaneb Orchards

Kaneb Orchards
Raquette River Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kaneb Orchards
Raquette River Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas of dusty beeswax candle, cantaloupe, banana chips, and pastry dough with a round, crisp, fizzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy pineapple husk, yogurt, green plantain, crushed pine nuts, and apple seeds finish. A dry and chewy cider for the table and beyond.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: dusty beeswax candle, cantaloupe, banana chips, and pastry dough
Taste Flavor: pineapple husk, yogurt, green plantain, crushed pine nuts, and apple seeds
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Cuban Sandwich, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and chewy cider for the table and beyond.

The Producer

Kaneb Orchards

The Producer
182 Highland Road
Massena, NY 13662
USA
1 315-769-2880

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.