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Haykin Family Cider Jonagold

Review: Jonagold by Haykin Family Cider

Review Date: September 2, 2019

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.30%

Cider Maker’s Description

Jonagold is a cross of two famous American apples; Jonathan and Golden Delicious. This cider is light, bright and refreshing. A musky, light flower aroma develops into a delicate flavor profile of creamy cotton candy. Light nuttiness, demur tartness, all with a soft, long finish. Apples grown at Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss, CO.


  • crystal clear, bright, barely any hint of color, thought there was no color until I put it in the photo booth


  • light to moderate, light fizz on the tongue


  • very aromatic, melon, floral, apple


  • melon, delicate apple flavor, slightly herbal on the back half


  • very balanced, just light acidity and tannins


  • clean and quick finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Sometimes this "job" is taxing on the palate.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Haykin Family Cider
Aurora, CO

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.