Woodchuck Hard Cider Amber Score Card
Appearance - 8.5
Flavor - 8.5
Smell - 8.8
Mouthfeel - 9.3
Crafted & Bottled by:
Crafted & Bottled by:Woodchuck Cidery
Good to know:Gluten free, certified gluten free facility
Predominant flavors:wholesome apple, sweet but it doesn't cross the line
The guys at Woodchuck Cidery aren’t messing around when it comes to hard ciders. Woodchuck offers a wide range of ciders. From what they call their Core series, to Seasonals, Reserves and even a Cellar series.
Needless to say, our goal is to carefully research them all by slowly drinking one by one, writing about them, then do it all over again just to make sure. Anything in the name of cider science!
Although we’re only looking at the Woodchuck Amber on this post, here’s Woodchuck’s lineup of hard ciders just to give you an idea of their commitment to apples:
- Core Ciders:
- Woodchuck Amber (reviewed on this post)
- Woodchuck Granny Smith (now reviewed on a different post)
- Woodchuck 802 Dark & Dry
- Woodchuck Pear
- Woodchuck Raspberry
- Woodchuck Hopsation (now reviewed on a different post)
- Seasonal Ciders:
- Woodchuck Summer
- Woodchuck Fall Harvest
- Woodchuck Winter Chill
- Private Reserve Ciders:
- Woodchuck Pink
- Woodchuck Belgian White
- Woodchuck Barrel Reserve
- Woodchuck Pumpkin
- Cellar Series Ciders:
- Woodchuck Dry Hop
- Woodchuck Smoked Apple
- Woodchuck Chocolate
- Woodchuck Mint
- Woodchuck Ginger
- Woodchuck Sour Cherry
Wow, so many ciders to
First things first, let’s review the one I have in front of me right now, the Woodchuck Hard Cider Amber.
I don’t know about you, but I love the story behind this brew. The Woodchuck Hard Cider Amber was the first cider Woodchuck Cidery crafted when their whole operation took place in the owners’ two-car garage, back in 1991. What I’m sipping out of the bottle today is in essence the same recipe from those days – and part of America’s Hard Cider Legacy.
Woodchuck Hard Cider Amber is a strong cider, touting a bold apple flavor. With a medium body and golden silhouette, this cider has a clean finish. The Woodchuck Amber is a solid contender among its counterparts – such as Angry Orchard’s Crisp Apple. They’re both great hard ciders so this isn’t a conversation about winners and losers. While Crisp Apple has a “crisp” factor, it also has a taste of airplane apple juice (which I’m not saying is a bad thing!). When you drink Woodchuck Amber you won’t get any of that, instead you’ll taste a wholesome apple juice base, very fresh and bold.
You can’t ignore the awesome label with the woodchuck badger either, just makes me feel happy looking at it.
Overall this is a great cider for anyone, from the cider connoisseur initiate to the experienced sipper – an easy crowd pleaser and delicious hard cider.
Visit their website: http://www.woodchuck.com/