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Strongbow

Strongbow
Artisanal Blend Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Strongbow
Artisanal Blend Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6%
Hazy light straw gold color. Spicy aromas of apple sorbet, banana soufflé, kiwi, melon rind, mango and sweet potato with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long honeycomb on apples, grassy earth, pickled white strawberry, green apple taffy, and whole pixie sticks finish. A sessionable and sprightly cider; a gentle nod towards the earthier English style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: apple sorbet, banana soufflé, kiwi, melon rind, mango and sweet potato
Taste Flavor: honeycomb on apples, grassy earth, pickled white strawberry, green apple taffy, and whole pixie sticks
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sessionable and sprightly cider; a gentle nod towards the earthier English style.

The Producer or Importer

Heineken USA

The Producer or  Importer
360 Hamilton Ave, Suite 1103
White Plains, NY 10601
USA
1 855-787-2437

Their Portfolio

Common Cider

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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.