Ciderboys First Press Traditional Hard Cider

Posted: April 27, 2016 in Cider, Reviews, Stevens Point Brewery

This is a leftover from a mixed-cider pack that Val wanted. She’s liked a few of the selections from Ciderboys, so I get to open the remnants and review them. I have one left in the cider fridge to get to.

firstpress

ABV: 5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Traditional hard apple cider. Everything changes when you bite into a bottle of First Press Traditional Hard Apple Cider. Eyes of friends sparkle. Passion overflows with perhaps the best thing on earth, the anticipation of sweet, crisp and tart. Taste hard cider fireworks. Revel in its energy. Grin to the skies. Save an extra for yourself.”

Random: This cider is available all year-long.

This cider poured with a one finger, pure-white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass, along with a thick crown. The body was a clear, golden-orange with lots of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of sweet apples, almost like Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider. It also had some honey. The taste was full of very sweet apple juice and honey. Again, it reminded me of the same sparkling apple cider that was in the nose. In terms of flavor, that was it. There wasn’t much depth or complication. After a few sips though, the sweetness became cloying for me. It had a thick body for the ABV and a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with sweet apple juice. A single was $1.50 ($.12 per ounce), which is one of the cheaper ciders that I’ve seen lately. This cider was fine and drinkable (although it did become cloying at the end), but it was incredibly boring. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone looking for an exciting cider or something that it going to bring something unique to the table.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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