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Liberty Ciderworks Golden Russet

Review: Golden Russet by Liberty Ciderworks

Review Date: March 2, 2021

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 10.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Every generation or so, an apple variety is discovered that offers balanced acid and tannic structure, great aromatics and flavors. Such apples, given time and reputation, are honored as "heirloom" varietals, and this cider - part of our Heirloom Series - features just such an apple. Like all Liberty ciders, this beverage is wild-fermented, unfilitered, dry and fruit-forward, showcasing the wonders of true cider apples.


  • clear, bright, rich golden color


  • very light


  • earthy, vegetal, alcohol


  • red apple, earthy, alcohol


  • very balanced, maybe leans a little acidic, warming, tannins build with each sip


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

I really struggled with this one, very rich flavor, the taste of alcohol is distracting me

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Cidery Information

Liberty Ciderworks
Spokane, WA

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.