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Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard
Walden Hollow Hard Cider

Pair this cider with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Angry Orchard
Walden Hollow Hard Cider

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Common Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Minutely hazy yellow color. Interesting aromas and flavors of mixed dried fruits, pickled melon rind, honey roasted nuts with apple catsup, and endive salad with jicama with a supple, tart, spritzy, sweet-and-sour medium-to-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-long finish with accents of kumquat marmalade, passionfruit, bee pollen, and rose hips finish. A rock’em sock’em bright and tart cider that will pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Sour & Tart & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: mixed dried fruits, pickled melon rind, honey roasted nuts with apple catsup, and endive salad with jicama
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of kumquat marmalade, passionfruit, bee pollen, and rose hips
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet-and-Sour
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Boiled Crawfish, White Sardines, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock'em sock'em bright and tart cider that will pair nicely.

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.

Common Cider

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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.