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Portland Cider Company

Portland Cider Company
Apple Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

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

Portland Cider Company
Apple Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Pale yellow color. Fruity aromas of apple and peach pies, lemon ice, and leaves with a crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, snappy honeyed carrot and jicama and minerals finish. A nice fruity cider with a pleasing caramel note.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: apple and peach pies, lemon ice, and leaves
Taste Flavor: honeyed carrot and jicama and minerals
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice fruity cider with a pleasing caramel note.

The Producer

Portland Cider Company

The Producer
8925 SE Jannsen Rd. Bldg F
Clackamas, OR 97015
USA
1 503-908-7654

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.