Wildcide Hard Cider

Enters the glass with a moderate amount of foaming that eventually gives way to a light golden/straw color with random bubbles moving up. The nose delivers straightforward, authentic apple notes with just a hint of swampy-ness. This is a light to medium bodied cider that lacks enough acidity to allow it to be drunk too warm. However, the moderate effervescence helps. Noticeable tannins also aid the structure. On the palate the Wildcide Hard Cider does throw forward discernable fresh apple flavors but they have a watered down character to them. A hint of earthiness mingles with the apple, providing a bit of complexity. Overall, however, the Wildcide is an underwhelming hard cider that lacks intensity, complexity and doesn’t linger on the palate. It’s refreshing and it delivers apple character, but this is standard fare.

Alcohol: 6.2%
Source: Hood River Region, Oregon
Fruit: Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious
Price: $9.50 / six 12oz bottles
Rating: 2.5\ stars

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