Full Review

Magners

Magners
Original Irish Hard Cider

Category: English Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 4.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Magners
Original Irish Hard Cider

Category: English Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 4.5%
Brilliant light gold color. Aromas and flavors of creme fraiche, baked peach and apple, apple pop tart, and white wine in a leather sack with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, refreshing, breezy finish conveying notes of melon rind and nectarine pit, nougat, wet stone, and apple bobbing mineral water finish. A very light and delicate cider to whet the palate.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: creme fraiche, baked peach and apple, apple pop tart, and white wine in a leather sack
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of melon rind and nectarine pit, nougat, wet stone, and apple bobbing mineral water
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, Fish & Chips
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very light and delicate cider to whet the palate.

The Producer

Vermont Cider Company, LLC

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

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English Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
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.”