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Western Cider Co El Dorado

Review: El Dorado by Western Cider Co

Review Date: May 6, 2020

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

A sunny, daring cider discovered by blending El Dorado hops from Whitefish, Montana with fresh-pressed northwest apples. Sparkling and vivid.


  • clear, light gold, bright


  • light to moderate


  • hops, evergreen, earthy, citrus


  • hops, earthy, stone fruit, citrus


  • bitter, crisp, pleasant acidity, hint of tannins


  • lasting hoppy bitterness

Tasting Notes / General Impression

a great example of what a hopped cider can be, very drinkable, getting closer to a juicy IPA

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Western Cider Co
Missoula, 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.