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Schilling Hard Cider Ascender Ginger

Review: Ascender – Ginger by Schilling Hard Cider

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 6.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

If you're looking for a bold, in-your-face cider, look no further. The Ascender captures the heart of every adrenaline seeking adventurer. Never afraid to climb too high or go too fast, the Ascender starts with a vigorous ginger bite and rewards your pallet with a smooth finish.


  • light cloudiness with suspended particles, lighter golden color


  • small to medium bubbles on pour, ring of micro bubbles around edge after sitting


  • ginger, slight tingle in the nostrils, stone fruit


  • ginger, stone fruit, semisweet


  • tangy, moderate acidic bite, creamy on the back of the tongue


  • long

Tasting Notes / General Impression

great ginger style cider, would work well in ginger beer cocktails, amplifies the spice/bite in sushi

Reviewer Notes

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Cidery Information

Schilling Hard Cider
Seattle, WA

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.