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Snowdrift Cider Co Red Cider

Review: Red Cider by Snowdrift Cider Co

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 7.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

This stunning cider is a rare treat! We have been fortunate to get to work with some apple varieties only a couple generations removed from their native ancestors in the hills of Kazakhstan. Their brilliant red flesh yields a crimson red cider with bright acidity, packed with flavors of cranberries, watermelon, rhubarb & strawberries, finishing with soft toffee tones.

This cider's bright acidity & juicy complex fruit flavor pair well with light desserts, festive occasions and cheery company. Alcohol 7.5% by volume.


  • bright, ruby red color


  • swirl produces full coverage, medium carbonation


  • rhubarb, watermelon


  • rhubarb, berries, tart, flavors are well balanced with nothing dominating


  • mildly astringent, mildly acidic


  • lingering tartness

Tasting Notes / General Impression

acidity makes it seem sweeter than it is

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Snowdrift Cider Co
East Wanatchee, WA

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.