Raise your hand if you recall the halcyon day's of your childhood? Keep it up if you recall your favorite Summer time beverage either after a long day playing outside or just walking around the neighborhood. For this writer (showing his age) I always fall back on the Country Time commercial of the 80's, selling its powdered lemonade.
Which is why I cannot shake the sensation I feel when drinking from a fresh bottle of hard cider. Unfortunately hard ciders, much like that country time lemonade of our adolescents, aren't identical. That doesn't stop us though from making the attempt to find that perfect, immature-inspiring, version of an apple cider.
This traditional English-style Cider is bittersweet and slightly spicy with a bright apple aroma and dryness that makes you pucker.
Our Traditional Dry cider is made in the style of English draft ciders. This cider is bittersweet and slightly spicy with a bright apple aroma. It is a leaner cider with a dry finish and without any juice added to impart extra sweetness.
APPLE TYPES AMERE DE BERTHECOURT, BEDEN, MEDAILLE D’OR, MICHELIN, BINET ROUGE, BRAIRTOT FUJI, GOLDEN DELICIOUS, RED DELICIOUS, JOANA GOLD, ELSTAR, GRANNY SMITH, GALA, BRAEBURN
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You Should Consider This. Apple ciders for the craft beer lover, can be a challenge when pondering what makes them special. For this writer I think that Angry Orchard's Traditional Dry is worth trying, when one compares it against the more regarded ciders (Westcott Bay Traditional Very Dry, Wandering Aengus Dry Cider, or even Aspall Dry Cider).
Out of the bottle this golden cider with a strong haze, produces no expected foamy head. Pondering thoughts of green apples, Jolly Rancher candy, and phenol is all that comes to mind when taking a strong inhale through the nostrils. Furthering the experience, one takes a sip and immediately detects notes of apple skin, granny smiths, and crisp red apples. Additional reflection allows one to recall notes of honey and bits of green grapes.
Overall Angry Orchard Traditional Dry has a medium, albeit slightly sticky, mouth-feel.
But don't listen to just my opinion, try it for yourself.
Thoughts by your Colleagues
In accordance with new FTC regulations regarding bloggers and endorsements, the aforementioned company has provided me a free sample that was used for research prior to writing this review.
About the photo’s author
Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo.