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Magners

Magners
Original Irish Hard Cider

Category: English Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 4.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Magners
Original Irish Hard Cider

Category: English Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 4.5%
Pale topaz orange color. Aromas and flavors of baked apple, white stilton with apricots, water cracker, and muskmelon with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dryish light body and a polished, brisk finish displaying accents of saffron, pepper, and honey finish. A delicately flavored, approachable English Cider.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: baked apple, white stilton with apricots, water cracker, and muskmelon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of saffron, pepper, and honey
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Veggie Frittata, Fish & Chips
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicately flavored, approachable English Cider.

The Producer

Vermont Cider Company, LLC

The Producer
1321 Exchange St
Middlebury, VT 05753
USA
1 802-388-0700

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English Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
English-style ciders range in alcohol from 5-10% and feature austere and muted apple aromas and flavors. These ciders can be produced anywhere in the world, as long as English-origin apple varieties are used. English-style ciders are typically full-bodied and dry, and may also feature a slight “barnyard nose.”