Home>Regions>US - Rocky Mountains>Hard Ciders from Montana>Review: Beartooth Bittersweet by Lockhorn Hard Cider
Lockhorn Hard Cider Beartooth Bittersweet

Review: Beartooth Bittersweet by Lockhorn Hard Cider

Review Date: November 19, 2020

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 5.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

This proud cider is crafted from a blend English bittersweet and American varietal apples. With a gentle sweetness akin to Lone Mountain Cider, the Beartooth exhibits the same fruit forward apple appeal with the special bitter tannin that is so very English. The skins of the bittersweet apples impart a black tea like taste that lend a complex and extraordinary palate!


  • crystal clear, golden color


  • light carbonation


  • dried fruit, nutty, hazelnut


  • red apple, dried cherries, chocolate


  • moderate tannins, little to no acid, very smooth


  • lasting red apple flavor

Tasting Notes / General Impression

I may have consumed this cider just for the enjoyment of it, so I did not record detailed tasting notes.

Reviewer Notes


Have you tried this cider? Let us know on social media what you thought of it and we may include your review here.

Cidery Information

Lockhorn Hard Cider
Bozeman, MT

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.