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The Old Mine Breakin' the Laws Rye

Review: Breakin’ the Laws (Rye) by The Old Mine

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 9.00%

Cider Maker’s Description

Handlebar cider aged 9 months in A.D. Laws Rye barrels.


  • hazy, deep golden / orange color


  • still


  • stone fruit, banana, brett but no tingle


  • semi-sweet, very full bodied, rye, retro-nasal tingle, notes of orange, hints of calvados


  • acidic, leaves a burning / tingle on the tongue


  • looooong

Tasting Notes / General Impression

taste-wise closer to a calvados than a cider tastewise, hard to tell it's a cider (in a good way)

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

The Old Mine
Erie, CO

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.