Reviews

Mawby Wild Sparkling Cider

Mawby Wild Sparkling Cider

The Mawby Wild bottling pours with a whoosh of foaming effervescence then settles to reveal a salmon-hued cider. The aromas range from light red berry to fresh apple to fresh dough. There is cleanliness all around. Texturally this is a round, somewhat buttery cider that showcases its acidity on the mid palate in light doses…. Read more »

Mawby Bright Sparkling Cider

Mawby Bright Sparkling Cider

The Mawbry “Bright” is appropriately named. The pale yellow cider is quite clear and pours with an abundance of foaming effervescence. The nose is clean and appley and shows a nice underlay of citrus. The flavors follow the nose in this one with an equal blend of ripe apple and ripe lemon sitting on a… Read more »

101 Cider House Black Dog Super Dry

101 Cider House Black Dog Super Dry

Very unusually colored, the Black Dog comes out the bottle black in color and effervescent broken only by fast rising bubbles. Unorthodox to say the least. Same for the aromatic profile. Savory preserved lemon notes, a distinctly herbal (almost rosemary) aroma, and even a hint of glue.What apple notes have been extracted from apples used… Read more »

William Tell Dry Hard Apple Cider With Wild Cherry

William Tell Dry Hard Apple Cider With Wild Cherry

Clear pale ruby in color with few if any bubbles or bubbling to speak of. Stir it about a bit to conjure up some quick foaming. The cherry aroma is prominent here, with sweet apple notes right up along side. Not much beyond this, but the apple and cherry are assertive and almost candied in… Read more »

William Tell Apple Mango Muscat Cider

William Tell Apple Mango Muscat Cider

From the Cider Brothers whose blends of flavors are among the more unique in cider comes this blend of apples, mango juice and muscat wine. It starts out pale yell with large, lazy bubbles and no foaming head to speak of. The aroma on this cider leans toward the mango with a high-toned set of… Read more »

William Tell Dry Hard Cider with Strawberry

William Tell Dry Hard Cider with Strawberry

From an increasingly well distributed brand produced by The Cider Brothers in Lodi, California, this clear and pinkly-tinged cider doesn’t foam much, but does leave bubbles on the glass. Aromatically strawberry is decidedly in the ascent. It is a fresh strawberry aroma that mingles nicely with clear, ripe apple notes. This is sweet cider that,… Read more »

2 Towns Ciderhouse The Dark Currant Cider

2 Towns Ciderhouse The Dark Currant Cider

A limited release from Oregon’s 2 Towns Ciderhouse, The Dark Current is produced with Northwest apples and the addition of black currants. The new cider pours with a clear, dark ruby profile and leaves the errant bubble on the rim. The aromatics here are spot on black currant, a dominating aroma that wafts up out… Read more »

Mayador 2014 Sidra Espumante

Mayador 2014 Sidra Espumante

The foaming beginning gives away the cider’s sparkling nature, but the bubbles die down quickly leaving behind a brilliantly clear, richly hued golden liquid in the glass. The rising bubbles are medium to large and relatively few. Aromatically, the notable Asturian sour profile is evident, but subdued. The sidra possesses a barnyard note that lifts… Read more »

Mayador 2014 Natural Cider

Mayador 2014 Natural Cider

The Mayador Sidra Natural 2014 arrives in the glass with a spark of bubbles that dissipate, leaving behind a slightly cloudy, golden hue. It’s aromatic profile is decidedly Asturian. Soft wafts of lime blossom and citrus peel, notes of nail polish and vinegar along with undertones of ripe apple all come together in an aromatic… Read more »

Apple Outlaw Original Hard Cider

Apple Outlaw Original Hard Cider

With quickly disappearing bubbles, the Apple Outlaw Original quickly turns into a golden, brilliantly clear cider in the glass with the tiniest of bubbles continuing to rise. Upon sniffing, the cider gives up ripe apple aromas, a set of earthy/yeasty notes, near cinnamon notes and hits of ripe floral aromatics. Once in the mouth you… Read more »