2018 Advent Beer Review
Date: Dec 4, 2018
Beer: Ridge - Carmel Apple
Style: Hard Cider
Source: Grant, Michigan
"Michigan Hard Cider with hand made carmel sauce" Carmel Apple
The state of Michigan has the perfect climate for growing apples and
we have apple orchards literally everywhere. In the past couple of
years, a lot of new Cideries has started popping up to piggyback on
the craft beer craze. Their ciders are typically less sweet and have
more complex flavors than the macro ciders found in the US.
I've had a few ciders from Ridge before, but this is my first time
trying their carmel apple flavor. The sweetness scale on the can
is listed as 3 out of 5. I prefer more dry ciders, and this is at
about the max sweetness that I can handle. I was expecting the
carmel to be overpowering but it's subtle and has a nice natural
flavor. The aftertaste has some funkiness to it. This gives it a
kick but I'm afraid that it masks the flavor a bit too much.
- Would I buy it again? Only for my wife, she's a cider fiend.
- How much could I drink in one night? A glass or two at most due to