Full Review

Strongbow

Strongbow
Artisanal Blend Hard Cider

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork

Category: Common Cider

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

Strongbow
Artisanal Blend Hard Cider

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork

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

Wine 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
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
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

A1A Aleworks

The Producer
1 King St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
USA
1 904-829-2977

Their Portfolio

87 Amstel Light Lager 3.5% (Netherlands)
88 Heineken Premium Light Lager 3.3% (Netherlands)
88 Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Cider 6% (Belgium) $.00.
90 Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider 5% (United Kingdom) $.00.
88 Strongbow Cherry Blossom Hard Cider 4.5% (United Kingdom) $.00.
89 Strongbow Honey Hard Cider 5% (United Kingdom) $.00.
89 Strongbow Rosé Apple Hard Cider 5% (Belgium) $.00.
91 Strongbow Original Dry Hard Cider 5% (United Kingdom) $.00.

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.