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Gitche Gumee Ciderworks Rhubee

Review: Rhubee by Gitche Gumee Ciderworks

Review Date: May 8, 2020

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Gitche Gumee Ciderworks is proud to utilize agricultural products from our home in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan. We use local flavors and slow, traditional techniques to create superior ciders. These unique hard ciders are a tribute to our terroir and the community from which they come.

Rhubee starts as hand-pressed, locally grown wild apples. After a long, cool spontaneous fermentation, we blend in home-grown rhubarb and sweeten with pure local wildflower honey. Effervescent, off-dry, and gluten-free, it's a unique taste combination of spring, summer and fall.

This cider pairs well with anything delicious or can be enjoyed all by itself!


  • clear, bright, golden color


  • light carbonation


  • earthy, green, acetic acid


  • honey, green, just a hint of rhubarb, acetic acid


  • moderate acidic bite, bitter


  • quick clean finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

the acetic notes went away when I drank straight from the bottle

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Gitche Gumee Ciderworks
Hancock, MI

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.