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Woodchuck Cidery

Woodchuck Cidery
Semi Dry Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

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

Woodchuck Cidery
Semi Dry Hard Cider

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of marble, vanilla bean pod, chardonnay, pound cake with pineapple sauce, and ripe pear with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long sea salt, chalk, and underripe cherry finish. An understated, ethereal cider with great food affinity; a nice choice for pinot grigio drinkers.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: marble, vanilla bean pod, chardonnay, pound cake with pineapple sauce, and ripe pear
Taste Flavor: sea salt, chalk, and underripe cherry
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Camembert, Veggie Frittata, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An understated, ethereal cider with great food affinity; a nice choice for pinot grigio drinkers.

The Producer

Vermont Cider Company, LLC

The Producer
1321 Exchange St
Middlebury, VT 05753
USA
1 802-388-0700

Their Portfolio

88 Blackthorn English Cider 6% (England)
88 Gumption Original Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
90 Gumption Citrus Freak Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
89 Magners Pear Hard Cider 4.5% (Ireland)
81 Magners Pear Hard Cider 4.5% (Ireland)
85 Magners Original Irish Hard Cider 4.5% (Ireland)
91 Vermont Cider Co. Cerise Barrel Aged Hard Cider 6.9% (USA)
94 Vermont Cider Co. Wassail Spiced Hard Cider 6.9% (USA)
90 Vermont Cider Co. Addison Cider 5% (USA)
84 Woodchuck Cidery "Pear" Hard Cider 4% (USA)
83 Woodchuck Cidery "Raspberry" Hard Cider 4% (USA)
80 Woodchuck Cidery "Hopsation" Hard Cider 5% (USA)
83 Woodchuck Cidery "Private Reserve" Pumpkin Cider 6.9% (USA)
89 Woodchuck Cidery "Private Reserve" Pink Cider 5.5% (USA)
87 Woodchuck Cidery "Out on a Limb Lazy Hazy Lemon Crazy" Hard Cider 4.2% (USA)
93 Woodchuck Cidery "Out on a Limb Oopsy Daisy" Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
85 Woodchuck Cidery "Out on a Limb Cheeky Cherry" Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
91 Woodchuck Cidery "Gumption" Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
84 Woodchuck Cidery "Winter Chill" Oak Aged Cider 5% (USA)
92 Woodchuck Cidery "Fall Harvest" Hard Cider 5% (USA)
89 Woodchuck Cidery Private Reserve Barrel Aged Cherry Cider 6.9% (USA)
87 Woodchuck Cidery Private Reserve Barrel Select Hard Cider 6.9% (USA)
89 Woodchuck Cidery "Out on a Limb" Campfire Pancakes Hard Cider Smoked Maple Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
92 Woodchuck Cidery "Out on a Limb" Hat Cha Cha Cha Spiced Cider 5.5% (USA)
93 Woodchuck Cidery Seasonal Summer Time Hard Cider 5% (USA)
86 Woodchuck Cidery Amber Hard Cider 5% (USA)
85 Woodchuck Cidery Granny Smith Hard Cider 5% (USA)
85 Woodchuck Cidery Semi Dry Hard Cider 5.5% (USA)
92 Woodchuck Cidery Tank Series: Pear Ginger Cider 5% (USA)
85 Woodchuck Cidery Tank Series Cucumber Mint Cider, Gluten-Free 5.0% (USA)
88 Woodchuck Cidery Bubbly Rosé Cider 6.1% (USA)
85 Woodchuck Cidery Bubbly Pearsecco Cider 6.1% (USA)
87 Wyder’s Cider Company Pear Hard Cider 4% (USA)
85 Wyder’s Cider Company Raspberry Cider 4% (USA)
86 Wyder’s Cider Company Prickly Pineapple Hard Cider 5% (USA)
84 Wyder’s Cider Company Pearsecco Cider 6.9% (USA)

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.