Full Review

Kaneb Orchards

Kaneb Orchards
Raquette River Sparkling Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kaneb Orchards
Raquette River Sparkling Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Silvery straw color. Aromas of summer hay and fresh apple with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length white grapefruit spritz, underripe plum, apple blossom, and honey finish. A crisp, delicate and highly pairable cider with an all-natural appeal.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: summer hay and fresh apple
Taste Flavor: white grapefruit spritz, underripe plum, apple blossom, and honey
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Cremont, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, delicate and highly pairable cider with an all-natural appeal.

The Producer

Kaneb Orchards

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

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.