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Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard
Baldwin Single Varietal Hard Cider

Pair this cider with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Heritage Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.9%
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Angry Orchard
Baldwin Single Varietal Hard Cider

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Heritage Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.9%
Minutely hazy yellow straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dusty radishes and root vegetables, overripe melon and spinach, barn hay, and mossy limestone with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, compelling, short finish revealing elements of apple skin and core, toasted baguette, reduced lemon, and ground nuts and bamboo shoot finish. An austere cider to pair with cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: dusty radishes and root vegetables, overripe melon and spinach, barn hay, and mossy limestone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of apple skin and core, toasted baguette, reduced lemon, and ground nuts and bamboo shoot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Beaufort, Epoisse (Burgundian Cheese), Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An austere cider to pair with cheeses.

The Producer

Angry Orchard Cider Company

The Producer
Cincinnati, OH
USA
1 617-368-5000

Their Portfolio

93 Angry Orchard Dear Brittany Hard Cider 7.5% (USA) $.00.
90 Angry Orchard Oliver’s Hard Cider Collaboration Understood in Motion 03 7.2% (USA) $.00.
87 Angry Orchard Perry 6.2% (USA) $.00.
87 Angry Orchard Edu Spanish Cider 6.9% (USA) $.00.
87 Angry Orchard Walden Hollow Hard Cider 8% (USA) $.00.
BR Angry Orchard Baldwin Single Varietal Hard Cider 7.9% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Angry Orchard Baldwin/Northern Spy Hard Cider 8.3% (USA) $.00.
89 Angry Orchard Wooden Sleeper Hard Cider 10.5% (USA) $.00.
92 Angry Orchard Crown Maple Wooden Sleeper Hard Cider 12% (USA) $.00.
85 Angry Orchard Iceman Hard Cider 10% (USA) $.00.
87 Angry Orchard Cuvee 2 Hard Cider 6.6% (USA) $.00.
92 Angry Orchard E.Z. Orchards Collaboration Understood in Motion 02 7.2% (USA) $.00.
87 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA) $.00.
91 Angry Orchard Eden Specialty Collaboration Understood in Motion 01 8% (USA) $.00.
BR Angry Orchard Super Natural Cider 7.6% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA) $.00.
BR Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider 5.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Angry Orchard Strawman Farmhouse Hard Cider 10% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Angry Orchard Ice Man Hard Cider 10% (USA) $.00.
90 Angry Orchard The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider 7.7% (USA) $.00.
BR Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider 5.5% (USA) $.00.
88 Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider 5% (USA) $.00.
85 Angry Orchard Easy Apple Cider 4.2% (USA) $.00.
90 Angry Orchard Knotty Pear Cider 5% (USA) $.00.
92 Angry Orchard Iceman Hard Cider 10% (USA) $.00.
92 Angry Orchard The Muse Sparkling Hard Cider 7.7% (USA) $.00.
92 Angry Orchard The Old Fashioned Hard Cider 6.5% (USA) $.00.
89 Angry Orchard Pear Hard Cider 5% (USA) $.00.

Heritage Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
Heritage ciders are those made from heirloom and cider variety apples. These varieties are called sharps, sharp-sweets, bittersharps, and bittersweets. While these types of apples typically don't make for great snacking, their acidity and tannin content make for great cider. Heritage ciders can be both sweet or dry, and often have a wine-like flavor profile. Sugar and acid are often in harmonious balance, and there typically a slight astringency due to the tannic nature of the apples. Seek out these ciders and discover complex, traditional flavor profiles.