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Redbyrd Orchard Cider Porters Perfection Golden Russet Traditional Cider

Review: Porter’s Perfection Golden Russet Traditional Cider by Redbyrd Orchard Cider

Sweetness: Semi-Sweet

ABV: 9.80%

Cider Maker’s Description

Barrel fermented and barrel aged in American oak, blend of 50% Porter’s Perfection (an English bittersharp with excellent balance of tannins and acidity) and 50% Golden Russet (a high brix heirloom apple producing viscous full bodied juice with honey and melon notes). Bottle conditioned. 0.0% residual sugar, 9% alcohol/volume. 20 cases produced. Release date- June 2016


  • Mostly clear, golden color 


  • High carbonation, small/medium bubble size. Heavy carbonation on swirl. 


  • caramel, heirloom apple, fall orchard 


  • rich apple, 


  • med/high acidity 


  • Long finish 

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Before I knew it, the bottle was empty. I'll try to get notes next time.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Redbyrd Orchard Cider
Burdett, NY

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.