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Hornsby’s Hard Cider

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Hornsby's Hard Cider

It has been years since I had a Hornsby’s Hard Cider. To be honest I really thought that I just wasn’t cut out to enjoy hard cider, my palate responds to savory much better than sweet. All that said, I am willing to give almost anything a second chance so I opened a Hornsby’s Crisp Apple and poured it into a beer chalice. The moment I put my nose to the glass I knew this was a cider for me. It smells like an orchard of warm ripe apples basking in the sun the sweet scent wafting through the trees. The smell is great, but the taste is even better; super crisp, lots of apple flavor and yet very light on the palate with none of the stickiness that I usually associate with cider. The sweetness is balanced by what tastes like bitterness from the skin of the apple and works very well. Overall I would say I was very impressed with the quality of Hornsby’s Crisp Apple and would recommend it to anyone as a change from the norm.


  1. Brian | Monday, February 16, 2009

    This would have been a nice change for a BBQ I went to yesterday. I even saw it at the store but I kind of had the same thought process of it being be really sweet and over the top .. I went with a 6er of Red Hook IPA instead.

  2. CBag | Friday, February 20, 2009

    This is a great reminder for those of us who drink enough beer to actually get sick of it. Nice change of pace.
    Thanks JJB!

  3. Nate | Sunday, May 3, 2009

    I tried the “Amber Draft” version of this stuff and wasn’t very impressed. Granted, this is the first hard cider I’ve ever tried, so I don’t have any idea of what a “good” hard cider tastes like. It tasted way too sweet and sticky

  4. JJ Bagley | Sunday, May 3, 2009

    Try the Fox Barrel Cider, it is the best Cider that I have tried and is definitely not sticky and sweet. That is the first Cider that I really liked.

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