The 50+ Most Recently Reviewed and Rated Hard Ciders

ciderscoresBelow are the most recent 50+ ciders reviewed here at The Cider Journal since our founding in May of this year. listed by region and in alphabetical order and with their Star Rating. Eight of these hard ciders have earned 4.5 stars or more. Standout Cideries according to our reviews include Eric Bordelet and Le Pere Jules from France, Tilted Shed Ciderworks from Sonoma County, California and West County Cider from Massachusetts.

I would reiterate that the rating a cider receives here does not tell the whole story of the cider. For that it is necessary to read the review and to place that next to the rating for the full story of our impression of the cider. I encourage you to click through and read the whole story when you find a cider listed below that interests you.

Finally, though three ciders have received five out of a potential five stars, you should not take this to mean the cider is perfect. However, as I note in our explanation of ratings where you can read more about this subject, I believe a five-star cider possesses and expresses the idea of beauty.

a five-star cider possesses and expresses the idea of beauty. – See more at: https://ciderjournal.com/about-reviews/#sthash.XI9HBJ3U.dpuf
a five-star cider possesses and expresses the idea of beauty. – See more at: https://ciderjournal.com/about-reviews/#sthash.XI9HBJ3U.dpuf
a five-star cider possesses and expresses the idea of beauty. – See more at: https://ciderjournal.com/about-reviews/#sthash.XI9HBJ3U.dpuf
a five-star cider possesses and expresses the idea of beauty. – See more at: https://ciderjournal.com/about-reviews/#sthash.XI9HBJ3U.dpuf
a five-star cider possesses and expresses the idea of beauty. – See more at: https://ciderjournal.com/about-reviews/#sthash.XI9HBJ3U.dpuf

ENGLAND
H
enney’s 2012 Vintage Still Cider 3 STARS
Henney’s Dry Cider 3.5 STARS
Hogan’s Dry Cider 3 STARS
Hogan’s Medium Cider  3.5 STARS
Oliver’s Bittersweet Funk Dry Cider  4 STARS
Samuel Smith Organic Cider 2 STARS
Thatcher’s Green Goblin Oak Aged Cider 2 STARS

OTHER EUROPE
Ribela Sidra Natural – Spain 3.5 STARS
Trabanco Cosecha Propia Natural Cider 3.5 STARS
Possmann Pure Cider 2.5 STARS

NEW ENGLAND
Farnum Hill Dooryard Cider Batch #1316 3.5 STARS
Farnum Hill Extra Dry Cider 4 STARS
West County Cider “Redfield” 3.5 STARS
West County Cider “Reine de Pomme”  5 STARS
West County Cider Kingston Black 3.5 STARS

NEW YORK
Doc’s Draft “Original” Hard Apple Cider 3 STARS
Original Sin Newtown Pippin Hard Cider 3.5 STARS

OREGON
Blue Mountain Dry Creek Hard Cider 2.5 STARS
Cascadia Unfiltered Dry Hard Apple Cider 3 STARS
EZ Orchards 2011 Cidre — Willamette Valley 5 STARS
Reverend Nat’s Newtown Pippin Hard Cider 3.5 STARS
Square Mile Cider “The Original” Hard Apple Cider 3.5 STARS

WASHINGTON STATE
Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider — Methode Champenoise Brut 4 STARS
Tieton Ciderworks Wild Washington Apple Cider 3.5 STARS

 

One Response to “The 50+ Most Recently Reviewed and Rated Hard Ciders”

  1. Liam Ream

    A local Cincinnati cider brewer and I tested over 20 brands and Vermont’s own Hornsby came out on top. Wish it had been evaluated here.

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