Thursday, October 11, 2012

Care for a glass of cider?

Many weeks ago, the tasting at our local spot was all ciders and I forgot to document it. I'm a terrible blogger. But, I've brought you the best one from the night and another one that doesn't hold a candle to it. I try these things for you, even if I don't like then. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

Angry Orchard has several varieties of hard cider (Crisp Apple, Traditional Dry) and they're all delicious. But this. Oh this, Apple Ginger. It's the best.

From the site: "Featuring a unique blend of ginger and apple flavors, this smooth and refreshing cider offers a sweet yet slightly tart taste, and goes down easy."

Please try this!!! And bonus, cider is gluten-free, if you're one of those types. I think it retails for about $8.99/5 pack. Check out their site for some delicious sounding Angry Orchard cocktails. I NEED to try some of them. And you should too!

Oh, Woodchuck. Your apple ciders are easy-drinking, refreshing and well priced. Your pumpkin cider showed much promise, especially after the first pumpkin cider I'd tried. I wanted to like this so badly. I mean, look at the bubbles in that glass! You can't fake that effervescence. Unfortunately, this was not worth the $8.99 or so we paid for the 6 pack. Not even a little bit. It had a strange taste all around and wasn't very pumpkin. No spice whatsoever. Alcohol content was higher than other ciders. Maybe that hurt it?

From the site: "Every once in a while you know you stumble upon something glorious. That something just so happens to be our Private Reserve Pumpkin. We have combined our signature taste with a refreshing pumpkin finish. Limited to just two and half hours on the production line this is a true connoisseur's cider."

I respectfully disagree! This isn't worth it, folks. Sorry.

3 days until go would be a good time to start praying.


  1. The ginger works well with the cider apple blend.

  2. It very well could be that the higher alcohol content comes through more than the spices and pumpkin.
    Sometimes more proof isn't good proof.


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