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Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider

Switching gears today to do a cider review. Now for those of you not in the know, cider isn’t just unfiltered apple juice, it’s also an alcoholic beverage that is particularity popular in the UK. On my side of the pond cider is starting to become more popular with nationally distributed brands such as Woodchuck and Hornsby. Once American women discover cider the mixed drink will have met its match. On to the review.

Comes out of a typical sized Samuel Smith bottle of 550ml: certified organic. Poured into my plastic PBR tumbler (fancy). This cider pours a crystal clear gold/yellow with a small white frothy head that disappears quickly. It does keep a ring and some skim for quite some time. So far all is to style. Smells of apples (granny smith), some dryness and some sweetness. Taste is very dry with green apples and some residual sweetness. Mouhfeel is dry, tart, and features high carbonation and an extremely light body.

Not a bad cider, and definitely on the English dry side. I tend to prefer sweeter ciders but this is definitely the best dry cider I have had easily trumping Strongbow, Woodchuck and Hornsbys. A no frills dry cider This actually tastes similar to cider that I made, though without the funkiness I accidentally created.

Rating: B+

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