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Stormalong American Hard Cider Legendary Dry

Review: Legendary Dry by Stormalong American Hard Cider

Review Date: June 2, 2019

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

In homage to America’s hard cider history and the larger-than-life Captain Stormalong, our flagship cider is named “Legendary Dry”. This cider showcases a unique blend of heirloom cider apples, including tannic, bittersweet varietals. Fermented with traditional techniques, these apples produce a crisp, complex cider with distinctive fruit character, and a bright acidity mellowed by age and malolactic fermentation.

Cultivars of apples used in this blend include: (Bittersweet) Ashton Bitter, Chisel Jersey, Dabinett, Ellis Bitter, Yarlington Mill, (Heirloom) Ashmead’s Kernel, Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Wickson, (Common) Idared, Shizuka, Pinova, Macoun, Golden Delicious. This cider is blended selectively from multiple batches, some that have gone through partial malolactic fermentation.


  • clear, rich golden color, bright


  • moderate carbonation


  • leather, red apple


  • red apple skins, woody, leather


  • full bodied, pleasant acidity, light tannins


  • quick clean finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

delicious, I would love for this to be my everyday cider

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Stormalong American Hard Cider
Sherborn, 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.