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The Good Cider

The Good Cider
Apple Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

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

The Good Cider
Apple Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 4.5%
Brilliant light gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of apple juice, hard green apple candy, and apple pop tart with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a silky, medium-long finish revealing overtones of apple cider and golden raisins bread finish. A nice sweet and simple apple cider that tastes like apple juice.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sweet & Fruity & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: apple juice, hard green apple candy, and apple pop tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of apple cider and golden raisins bread
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, BBQ Pork, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice sweet and simple apple cider that tastes like apple juice.

The Producer

Otis McAllister Inc.

The Producer
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
1 415-796-9393

Their Portfolio

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.