Full Review

Strongbow

Strongbow
Gold Apple Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Strongbow
Gold Apple Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 5%
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced apples, banana nut muffin and taffy, and watermelon candy with a silky, tangy, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, normal finish manifesting notes of apple sorbet and orange sherbet finish. A very tasty and well made, crowd pleasing off-dry cider.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: spiced apples, banana nut muffin and taffy, and watermelon candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple sorbet and orange sherbet
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Korean Fried Chicken, Spicy Tuna Roll, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty and well made, crowd pleasing off-dry cider.

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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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.