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Review: iCider McIntosh Blend by betterRoot

Review Date: December 4, 2020

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.90%

Cider Maker’s Description

Unplug and unwind with our seasonal blend of McIntosh and Goodland apples, featuring notes of honey and caramel and finishing with a hint of the signature McIntosh tartness. Twelve months of aging allowed these Montana Apples to express their full potential with subtle tannins and a surprising "English style" flavor and aroma.


  • orange copper color, clear, bright


  • light carbonation


  • stone fruit, McIntosh apples, earthy


  • red apple skins, leather, stone fruit, light tartness


  • balanced, pleasant tannins, velvety feel, light to moderate acid


  • lasting astringency / velvet and red apple flavor

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

Florence, 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.