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Strongbow

Strongbow
Original Dry Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

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

Strongbow
Original Dry Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 5%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of fresh apple tunover, pastry dough, and hint of chalk with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a polished, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying impressions of sweet and tart apple medley, hint of starfruit, strawberry, and kiwi, honeyed melon, and bibb lettuce finish. A very tasty and mouthwatering cider with pure fruit flavor and a long, snappy, satisfying finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: fresh apple tunover, pastry dough, and hint of chalk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of sweet and tart apple medley, hint of starfruit, strawberry, and kiwi, honeyed melon, and bibb lettuce
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Salad Sandwich, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty and mouthwatering cider with pure fruit flavor and a long, snappy, satisfying finish.

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.