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Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse Pippins

Review: Pippins by Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Review Date: August 11, 2018

Sweetness: Semi-Dry

ABV: 9.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Pippins is a “sharp” style cider, thanks to the Yellow Newton Pippin apples we use and cool fermentation from champagne yeast. Off-dry and chapitalized to 9.5%, it is an example of a New England style of cider that was meant to be as strong and robust as North America’s pioneers. Pippins features pineapple and confectionary notes, and is incredibly food friendly. It fits just about every occasion and its crisp bite will pair perfectly with everything from steak and salad to spicy curries.


  • crystal clear, bright, golden yellow color


  • very fizzy, lots of rising strings of bubbles


  • alcohol, apple, floral


  • alcohol, juicy, apple juice, hints of oak,


  • balanced, maybe a little creamy


  • light, lingering sweetness

Tasting Notes / General Impression

starts semi-dry and transitions to a semi-sweet finish

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Saanichton, BC

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.