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Original Sin Brighter Times Cider

Review: Brighter Times Cider by Original Sin

Review Date: June 9, 2021

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 6.00%

Cider Maker’s Description

A rich combination of Passion fruit, Orange, and Guava makes for a tropical, bold, and vibrant cider. This fusion of lush fruits was first created in Hawaii in the 1970's. Brighter Times should be savored (responsibly) wherever you find your happy place...at home on the couch, outside in the sunchine, on a sandy beach, a chilly mountain, or anywhere in between.


  • cloudy, yellow-straw color


  • light


  • tropical, guava, citrus, orange, fruity


  • juicy, tropical, passion fruit, citrus, rich flavor


  • moderate acid yet still a creamy mouthfeel


  • tropical fruit flavors linger

Tasting Notes / General Impression

great for a hot summer day, adding shot of spiced rum could be really tasty (and dangerous) with this cider

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Original Sin
New York, NY

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.