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West County Cider Heritage Apple

Review: Heritage Apple by West County Cider

Review Date: August 8, 2019

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 4.40%

Cider Maker’s Description

This cider is a blend of apples from our home orchard on Catamount Hill in Colrain, MA. Reine de Pommes, Baldwins, Esopus Spitzenbergs, and Colrain Russets impart a velvety texture, subtle sweetness, and distinctive character.


  • orange golden color, almost a home of rose, clear


  • light carbonation


  • red apple, apricot, dried fruit


  • red apple, fruity


  • smooth, pleasant acidity, noticeable astringency


  • clean, tannic finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

delicious, light, easy to drink

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

West County Cider
Colrain, MA

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.