Jack’s Hard Cider Conewago Orchard

This was the cider that the other half ordered at Kraftwork. They didn’t have much in terms of what she normally likes and we had never heard of this one, although it was one of the cheapest on the menu. Let’s see how this one went.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Dry, crisp and refreshing; like biting into the perfect apple. 5.5% abv. Food pairings: Blackened Fish, Citrus Salad, Anything BBQ,
 Spicy Salsa, Pumpkin Pie.”

Random: Since we’ve gotten home, the cat has not left our side. He is not a fan of us traveling for anything longer than a day. We think that he was abandoned as a kitten (he was a rescue) because even when you move things around the house, he freaks out.

This cider poured with absolutely no head on top of a clear, light yellow body with minimal carbonation visible. This always worries me. Whenever I see a cider, I feel like it should have a lot of visible carbonation. The nose had apples and apple peel without anything else. So far, this cider came across as quite bland. The taste was slightly more complex, but not much. I got Red Delicious apples with some tartness and nothing else. This could be the most simplistic cider I’ve had to date. It had a thin body and way under carbonated, which was my major fear. The finish was quick with apples. I found that this cider was way too simple and the carbonation was too light. The other half did not like it much either. For $5.50 a glass, there are many, better choices out there.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0