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South Hill Cider Farmhouse Rustic Wild Ferment

Review: Farmhouse – Rustic Wild Ferment by South Hill Cider

Review Date: August 3, 2020

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 8.40%

Cider Maker’s Description

Varietals: Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Major, Geneva Tremletts Bitter, unidentified cider apples.


  • brilliant golden color, clear (initially), bright


  • fizzy, frothy full coverage when swirled


  • earthy, herbal, fresh straw, hint of wildflower honey, just a hint of funk


  • FUNKY, earthy, herbal, tart and bitter


  • high acid


  • lingering bitterness

Tasting Notes / General Impression

I may have consumed this cider just for the enjoyment of it, so I did not record detailed tasting notes.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

South Hill Cider
Ithaca, 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.