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Left Foot Charley Antrim County Hard Cider

Review: Antrim County Hard Cider by Left Foot Charley

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 4.80%

Cider Maker’s Description

This medium dry blend of Jonathan and Rhode Island Greening comes from the Boals Farm in Antrim County Michigan. The Boals have been growing fruit on the same dirt for generations and we are fortunate to get a snapshot of that history in this bottle. The trees are decades old and were close to being replaced. Fortunately we found each other and can now keep them producing these excellent flavors. We halt the fermentation to leave a touch of natural residual sugar to balance the bright acid.


  • clear, bright, yellow gold color


  • moderate carbonation, swirling produces 1/8" head of medium bubbles


  • a very delicate nose with clean apple aromas


  • full flavored, great bittersweet apple flavor, tropical fruit


  • moderate acidity, very little in the way of noticeable tannins


  • left with a lingering apple flavor

Tasting Notes / General Impression

I didn't find much in the way of descriptors for this cider, but it is very good. For me, this would be a great every-day cider.

Reviewer Notes


Review Date

October 18, 2018

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Cidery Information

Left Foot Charley
Traverse City, MI

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.