About Fruit Cider

About Fruit Cider
This category contains all non-apple based ciders, excluding perry. Many ciders in this category are in fact a blend of apple cider and other fruit juices. These ciders can range from sweet to dry and typically feature the flavors and aromas of the added fruit.

Top Picks for Fruit Cider

Kaneb Orchards  Cranberry Crisp Cider
93 points
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, fresh, crisp apple, and pickled mango with a vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, charming, medium-length green apple with walnut praline, strawberry jelly, and persimmon finish. A crisp and friendly fruit cider that’s balanced and lively.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Kaneb Orchards  Cranberry Crisp Cider
93 points
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of honeycrisp apple, strawberry, and rose hip with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length strawberry jelly, strawberry ice cream, and currant finish. A lighthearted and concentrated, fruity cider with a candied sweetness; totally delicious.
Brick River Cider Co.  Sweet Lous Fruited Cider
92 points
Salmon pink color. Aromas of potpourri, rosehip jam, lemon oil, and lavender with an vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, medium-long pear, elderflower, and basil finish. A floral bouquet of a cider with lots a spicy nuance.
ACE  Guava Fruit Cider
91 points
Best Buy
Sedimentary hazy steely orange color. Aromas and flavors of peach puree, mango, papaya, passion fruit, eucalyptus, and sour apple taffy with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, medium-long finish. A tropical, peachy-sweet Cider with an all-natural vibe; a fun summer refresher with a delicious balance of flavors.
91 points $9 Best Buy
Angry Orchard  Knotty Pear Cider
90 points
Pale light gold color. Aromas of eucalyptus, sage, cardamom, grilled pear, and blueberry with a velvety, bright, spritzy, sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length pear tart, crystalized ginger, and banana finish. A sweet and spicy fruit cider with a ginger kick.
Wards Cider  Cherry Cider
90 points
pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of coconut confection, toasted almond, and candied cherry with a supple, crisp, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with accents of strawberry soda finish. A fruity and nutty cider that’s easy to love.
Angry Orchard  Pear Hard Cider
89 points
Pale light gold color. Aromas of sweet plantain, apple relish, animal cracker, and apricot with a satiny, bright, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length spiced orange tea, pineapple confection, and coconut finish. A fun and fruity summertime crusher to enjoy al fresco.
Common Cider Company  Blood Orange Tangerine Hard Cider
88 points
Deep amber color. Aromas of apricot-mango yogurt, moroccan mint tea, grapefruit, agave, and italian aperitivo with a satiny, spritzy, fruity light body and a sleek, medium-length tangerine sorbet, cherry stone, and cooked peach finish. A fun cider which entertains the palate with bold and playful fruit; and great brunch cider.
Wyder’s Cider Company  Pear Hard Cider
87 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied lemon peel, apricot, mangosteen, fruit cup, and thompson seedless with a glycerous, bright, spritzy, fruity light body and a breezy finish. A fruity, refreshing cider that will be a great spring-time treat.
Common Cider Company  Pineapple Guava Cider
87 points
Yellow color. Aromas of coconut flake, pineapple, ripe apricot, fruit cup, granny smith apple, and poached pear with a soft, crisp, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy orange creme, sour peach, and panettone finish. A zingy, fruited cider that adds a tropical vibe to the party.