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Western Cider Co McIntosh

Review: McIntosh by Western Cider Co

Review Date: December 17, 2019

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 7.33%

Cider Maker’s Description

A Best In Show and Gold Medal winner, this single varietal cider used heirloom McIntosh apples grown on gnarled eighty-year-old trees from one of the last plantings of Montana's historic Bitterroot Valley apple era. Our McIntosh is renown for its vivid apple aromatics and tannic finish.


  • rich golden color with a hint of orange, clear, bright


  • light


  • McIntosh apple, floral, green peppers


  • McIntosh apple, green peppers, fruity, earthy, a little spicy


  • lively acidity, moderate tannins


  • back of the mouth lingering red apple flavor

Tasting Notes / General Impression

McIntosh apple have a very distinct aroma and flavor and it definitely come through and shines in this cider

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Western Cider Co
Missoula, 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.