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Judge's Review: 81 Rating - Hard Apple Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing

May, 2018
Judges Rating: 
18 / 24
6 / 6
34 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
15 / 20

Hard Apple Cider by 3 Daughters Brewing is being judged as a C1A New World Cider. This Cider pours a quite clear pale straw color, fizzy with minimal head. Initial aroma is distinct fermented apple, but it does come across a bit apple sauce-like, lacking complexity of traditional ciders, leading me to think it's more dessert-apple based. Clean with some unfermented top notes as well. On tasting, it is distinctly on the sweet side of of semi-sweet, with a moderate acidity. Very easy to drink but fairly simple and somewhat one-dimensional, again lacking complexity of traditional cider apples. Medium-light body with a lingering sweet finish do make it a bit difficult to drink a lot of, particularly as the acid picks up in the finish. Overall, clean and easy-drinking but lacking in overall complexity and a bit too sweet.