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Wandering Aengus Dry Oaked

Review: Dry Oaked by Wandering Aengus Cider

Review Date: March 17, 2021

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 7.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Wandering Aengus Ciders are crafted from traditional cider varietals renowned for their complexity. Oaked Dry is a blend of rare bittersweet and heirloom sharp apples that offers rich tannins and spicy aromas with a mild oak finish. This sophisticated dry cider pairs well with rich and aromatic foods; prosciutto, salami, or stinky cheeses.


  • crystal clear, bright, gold color


  • light carbonation


  • oak, red apple skins, notes of orange


  • red apple skins, earthy, oak, notes of orange/citrus


  • moderate tannins, moderate acidity, very balanced


  • tannins remain for a while

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Sometimes this "job" is taxing on the palate.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Wandering Aengus Cider
Salem, OR

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.