About English Cider

About English Cider
English-style ciders range in alcohol from 5-10% and feature austere and muted apple aromas and flavors. These ciders can be produced anywhere in the world, as long as English-origin apple varieties are used. English-style ciders are typically full-bodied and dry, and may also feature a slight “barnyard nose.”

Top Picks for English Cider

Two K Farms  2019 Kingston Black English Cider
89 points
Best Buy
Bright yellow straw color. Spicy aromas and flavors of black licorice, sassafras and peppermint with a satiny, lively, effervescent, medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of shortbread and marmalade. A single-variety Cider that offers something completely different; explore the hot Kingston Black variety and enjoy this cider with unlimited pairing possibilities; light, bright, spicy and alluring.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery  Organic English Cider
84 points
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas of citrus kombucha, cherry wood, and dill pickle with a supple, soft, petillant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, rapid black tea finish. A lovely English Cider quaffer.
84 points $4 Best Buy