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Shacksbury Craft Cider The Vermonter

Review: The Vermonter by Shacksbury Craft Cider

Review Date: December 11, 2019

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 6.00%

Cider Maker’s Description

An ode to the Green Mountain State, our home. With notes of alpine meadows, spring wildflowers, and fresh apples, The Vermonter celebrates the outdoor adventure. The official cider of the Rooted Vermont gravel cycling event and the unofficial cider of hikes in the Greens, dips in Lake Champlain, après backcountry ski tailgate sessions, and ridgeline trail runs.


  • clear, bright, golden


  • light carbonation


  • lightly grassy, hint of green peppers


  • green apple, kiwi, tart


  • moderate acidity


  • clean quick finish

Tasting Notes / General Impression

Occasionally I like to sit and just enjoy a cider. If I get the opportunity to try this again, there will be better notes next time.

Reviewer Notes


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Cidery Information

Shacksbury Craft Cider
Vergennes, VT

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.