Citizen Cider The Americran

It’s time for another cider that Val picked out. This one uses cranberries and it’s the season for them, especially since Thanksgiving is coming up.


ABV: 6.8%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Throw together a bin of apples, a bushel of cranberries, and a few cider making citizens and you’ve got yourself an AmeriCran experience. The AmeriCran is a proud union of apples pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, Vermont, and cranberries from Vermont Cranberry Company in Fletcher, Vermont: co-fermented by Citizen Cider and delivered to you. Have your own parade, drink the AmeriCran.”

Random: The website recommends pairing this with poultry, baked tofu, roasted root vegetables and hard cheese.

This cider poured with less than half a finger of white head that dissipated instantly (I tried to get the picture before it dissipated, but that failed). The body was a clear, light pink color with high carbonation visible. The nose had notes of tart cranberry and red apple notes. The taste had some tartness from the cranberries that quickly went into sweet red apples. Some apple peel was in there as well. I didn’t pick up much else from this cider. It had an overly thin body, although the cider itself was quite dry, with high carbonation. The finish was long with tart cranberries. This was $16.29 for the bomber, which came to $.74 per ounce. This was an expensive bomber and it just didn’t bring much to the table for me. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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