Angry Orchard – Rosé

Cider Profile:

Name:  Angry Orchard Rosé Cider
Sampled July 2018

Brand: Angry Orchard Cider Company
Flavoured – Rosé
Location of Brewing: Walden, New York
Website Link:
Hard cider, water, cane sugar, apple juice concentrate, malic acid, natural flavour, coloured with red flesh apples, sweet potato, radish, hibiscus.
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 341 mL (bottles)
At various liquor stores across North America
Rich, bright pink
Small and medium bubbles, semi still, some streaming.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild aroma. Sweet, fleshy apple smell, among slight floral aromas. Candied in nature.
Initial Taste: No bite. Smooth floral taste (especially hibiscus) that’s slightly candied. Sweet apple – with some peel flavour. Grapefruit and honey dew notes. Somewhat tangy.
After Taste: Candied floral taste remains and lingers, especially hibiscus. Apple flavour mostly gone. Becomes more wine-like in taste and feel. Semi-dry finish
On ice: Less carbonation and less tangy. Reduced flavour and mouth feel.

Additional Notes: Angry Orchard’s Rosé Cider has a lot of rosé wine characteristics, but it is still its own cider creation, with a noticeable apple presence – especially in the front of the drink. With a very unique floral aspect, the added hibiscus is strong and drives the drink from start to finish.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – CID – Rose Sparkling
More Sour – 
More Dry – Clafeld Rosehip Cider
More Crisp – 

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