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Crispin Cider Co Honey Crisp

Review: Honey Crisp by Crispin Cider Co.

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 6.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Honey Crisp Artisanal Reserve unfiltered hard cider is made with racked apple-wine and smoothed with pure honey, which balances its bright lemon zest acidity and slightly dry, tart mouthfeel.

Soft, opaque medium straw. No head retention or lingering carbonation visible.

Strong honey, silica with semi-ripe apples prevalent.

Honey character transitions from sweet to astringent, with backbone of sound culinary apples, and subtle yeast notes.

Full bodied and creamy with subtle carbonation.

Floral notes with elements of honey providing a soft, pleasant finish.


  • cloudy, opaque, pale gray-ish yellow, dull


  • swirl generates a fizz of tiny bubbles, bottle overflowed when opened after bottoms up swirl


  • honey, yeast, lemon


  • honey, lemon, full bodied, full flavored


  • creamy with a light acidic bite


  • light clean finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

not something I would session

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Crispin Cider Co.
Colfax, CA

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.