Review: Wildcide Hard Cider

Review: Wildcide Hard Cider

WILDCIDE_12 oz bottleYou won’t find his name anywhere on the bottle, but Wildcide (and Aurum Cider Co., which makes it) comes to us from Dan Gordon, founder of Gordon Biersch. His first cider, it is pressed from Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Golden Delicious varieties.

As ciders go, Wildcide is decidedly not wild and is instead rather restrained. Very dry, it keeps the fruit in check courtesy of lots of carbonation, some quinine notes, and a very slightly salty edge. While I certainly don’t taste four kinds of apples in the mix, it does have fresh and authentic — not candylike — apple character, avoiding the heavy sugars and gingerbread-house’s-kitchen-sink approach that so many modern ciders attempt to take. If I had to pick a variety that comes across the strongest, I’ll go with the Golden Delicious.

6.2% abv.

B+ / $10 per six-pack / thewildcide.com [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

 

Wildcide Hard Cider

$10
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

1 Comment

  1. Darren Reed on July 28, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I have purchased multiple, and now my last, 6 pack since they have gone to cans. Half of the cans are half filled and while air tight, are half crushed. I hope I can post photos here… I have been trying to reach out to the company for a month and haven’t heard anything back. It is unacceptable and the Safeway I purchased them at had to pull the rest from the shelf.

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