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Last Chance Cider Mill Newtown Pippin

Review: Newtown Pippin by Last Chance Cider Mill

Review Date: December 13, 2019

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.90%

Cider Maker’s Description

The Newtown Pippin is an old apple, grown by founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin, for cider making. The apple has a high sugar and acid contect and imparts woody and earthy flavors in the finished cider.


  • clear, bright, golden yellow color


  • like to moderate carbonation, small bubbles


  • green apple, citrus


  • green apple, tart, woody, earthy


  • tangy acidic bite, moderate tannins, cool, crisp


  • lingering green apple skin flavor

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.