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Lockhorn Hard Cider Bozeman Backyard Blend Semi-Sweet

Review: Bozeman Backyard Blend Semi Sweet by Lockhorn Hard Cider

Review Date: November 23, 2020

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 5.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Lockhorn Hard Cider has teamed with our Gallatin Valley neighbors to create the Bozeman Backyard Blend:

A specialty hard cider that captures the flavor ans spirit of Montana. 2019 yielded astonishing local participation harvesting 15,000 pounds of backyard fruit in exchange for Lockhorn Cider. We owe this success to the authentic Montana style and local enthusiasm of our community for delicious beverages and giving back. We are proud to donate 10% of the sale of Bozeman's Backyard Blend to local non-profits: Haven, The Bozeman Symphony, and the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. Thank you Gallatin Valley!


  • golden color, clear, bright


  • light carbonation


  • green apple, stone fruit


  • high acid desert apples, green apple, citrus, dried fruit


  • high acid, moderate astringency


  • astringency lasts for a while

Tasting Notes / General Impression

It might be the acid playing tricks on me but I could easily call this semi-dry

Reviewer Notes

Harvest Season 2019

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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.