Son of Man Sagardo

Review: Sagardo by Son of Man

Review Date: July 30, 2020

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.00%

Cider Maker’s Description

At Son of Man Sagardo, we work to perfect a singular craft. Inspired by the generations of cidermakers in Northern Spain, we have set out to make exceptional Basque-style cider.

Son of Man cider is wild. It reflects the stunning landscape of the Columbia River Gorge and the bold spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Native yeasts, Oregon apples, and spontaneous ferment. Unfiltered and unfined. Our Basque-style cider is as natural as it gets and tastes like the time and place it comes from.

Son of Man Sagardo celebrates adventure: mountaineering, fly fishing, getting muddy, and grilling over a wood fire. Share a bottle, or three, with friends around the table.


  • hazy, straw color, dull


  • very very light


  • acetic acid, earthy, green apple, soapy


  • green, grassy, earthy, fruity, green apple


  • velvety tannins, high acid


  • tannic astringency, a bit of a fruity finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

high flavor but a little thin on body

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Son of Man
Cascade Locks, OR

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.