Beak & Skiff 1911 Hard Cider

For tonight, we have another one of Val’s cider up from review. She wasn’t a big fan of either of their other ciders and this one ended up being her favorite. She tends to enjoy ciders that are a bit on the sweeter side and I enjoy ones that are more dry. This cider comes from Upstate New York and according to their website, they have some reserve ciders that I haven’t seen on the shelves. Next time that I’m at Half Time, I’ll have to keep my eye out for them.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A sparkling cider made from a special blend of our family grown apples, 1911 Original Hard Cider combines the crispness of freshly picked apples with a clean refreshing finish. A balanced and perfectly tart cider aged with American oak. Semi-Dry, 5.5% ABV.”

Random: I tend to enjoy cider more in the Fall, much like people enjoy pumpkin flavored things.

This cider poured with less than a finger of white head that dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, green-tinged yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had a mixture of tart, green apples and sweeter, red apples. There wasn’t any oak apparent on the nose. The taste had very little oak as well with some sweet, red apples and apple skin. It was dry with moderate carbonation and a thin body. It had a quick finish with sweet apples. This cider was $2.39 at Half Time ($.20 per ounce). Although this was my favorite cider that I have tried from them so far, it was only alright.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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