Monday, April 14, 2014

Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider

Within the past few months or so, Boston Beer Company released the Green Apple flavor in their Angry Orchard brand of ciders. When I told them my sister really likes the Angry Orchard ciders and my Sister-in-Law was gluten (among many things) intolerant (and that they are both currently pregnant), well, that sealed the deal and they sent me a few bottles so I could give them something to look forward to.

The label depicts an interesting Granny Smith Apple Tree, old, wise, with a face. You know, typical. 5% alcohol. Nutritional info on the back.

Vinegar and tart Granny Smith Apple aroma. Sweet apple and honeydew flavors come first. At first there is little tartness, though that does build as you drink a few sips. Even though there is some tart relief to the sweet start, this cider is a little too sweet and really follows the Jolly Rancher candy flavor profile exactly. Flavors are good, but I wanted a little more sharpness, tartness, crispness and bite. And dude, 210 calories?

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