Woodchuck Gumption

Posted: May 8, 2015 in Cider, Reviews, Woodchuck Cidery

Welcome to review #1800 of the blog. The blog has been in existence for 1779 days and I’ve done 1.01 reviews per day. When I first started it, I didn’t think that it would get to 1,000 reviews, much less 1800. This year also marks the 5th anniversary of the blog, which is awesome too. Anyways, let’s get to this review.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Gumption will be the newest style of our Woodchuck Family. You could say the name was inspired by the pioneering liquid in the bottle. Here at the cidery, we had the Gumption to pair the fresh juice of common eating apples with dry European bittersweet cider apples. This refreshing and traditional cider, with no added flavors, will bring you a bold and unique drinking experience that combines both the American craft innovation with the tradition of European cider. Those looking for a cider that is not too sweet and one you can enjoy over and over again, look no further. At 5.5% ABV, Gumption has a fresh apple aroma with a sweet apple taste upfront and a dry finish. For our final act…this style will be available year-round and nationwide! Gumption will complement any of your adventures as you follow you own path. Step right up!”

Random: What’s funny is this is a cider that the other half picked out and I had a few sips of.

This cider poured with no head on to of a clear, warm-yellow body with high carbonation. Since there was no head, there was no lacing left on the glass either. The nose was filled with very sweet and ripe red apples. I didn’t get anything else. The taste was interesting. It had a lot of sweet apples and honey. It was bordering on being cloyingly sweet and needed something else. The body was thicker than I expected with moderate carbonation. The finish was really sweet with apples. For $1.80 per bottle (with the NJCB discount), this was $.15 per ounce. I was expecting a bit more from this cider and it would have been challenging to finish the whole thing. I won’t be having this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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