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Jefferson County Ciderworks Oaked Sour Cherry

Review: Oaked Sour Cherry by Jefferson County Ciderworks

Review Date: July 4, 2019

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 6.60%

Cider Maker’s Description

Boasting flavors of oak, stone fruit, whiskey, vanilla, tart cherry and crisp apple, this is a wine-like, semi-dry, big flavored cider. It is refreshing and rewarding to your tongue, drinks like a sour fruit beer or sparkling rosé. It is crisp, tart and smooth. We add lots Michigan Montmorency cherry juice on the backend of fermentation and age this cider on a toasted French oak, leaving behind a flavor that will linger from sip to sip.


  • clear, bright, rusty roase color


  • moderate carbonation, nice fizz of tiny bubbles


  • cherry, fruity, oak


  • tart, cherry, earthy


  • pleasant astringency, light acid


  • quick clean finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Nothing more to add at this time… we might order another round.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Jefferson County Ciderworks
Fairfield, IA

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.