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Last Chance Cider Mill Jonathan

Review: Jonathan by Last Chance Cider Mill

Review Date: October 22, 2019

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.90%

Cider Maker’s Description

The Jonathan apples makes a brightly acidic cider full of delicate apple aromatics. A challenging apple to process, Jonathan continues in the line-up as a favorite of our cider makers. A minimal Montana beet sugar addition results in a dry cider that highlights the apple.


  • straw colored, clear, bright


  • light to medium carbonation


  • delicate nose, red apple, floral,


  • red apple, dried fruit


  • acidic bite on the front of the tongue, sharp and crisp


  • reasonably quick finish, lingering acidity, earthy flavor toward the back of the tongue

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Occasionally I like to sit and just enjoy a cider. If I get the opportunity to try this again, there will be better notes next time.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Last Chance Cider Mill
Billings, 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.