Monday, March 18, 2013

Harpoon Cider

A few days ago Kerry and I stopped in to Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits in Flemington, NJ.  It is only a few miles past the liquor store we usually go to, but I highly prefer Bourbon Street.  I just feel they take better care of their beer selection (which is quite extensive!).  I always end up finding unique bottles.  We ended up picking up a 4-pack of Weyerbacher Heresy and a 6-pack of Harpoon Cider.  I knew that Harpoon made ciders, but I didn't know that they bottled and distributed them down to NJ!  I'm going to post my tasting notes on the Harpoon Cider below.  I don't drink much cider, and I have never reviewed a cider before, so it may not be of the highest standard of reviews!  Anyways, here we go!

Harpoon Cider
Harpoon Cider

Harpoon Cider
Hard Cider
4.8% ABV
12 oz bottle poured into a Victory tulip

Harpoon Cider
Harpoon Cider

Harpoon Cider pours a clear, golden color.  There is no head or foam to speak of, but there are bubbles that float up from the bottom and sides of the glass.  The aroma is.....apples!  Who knew?  I don't get much else, besides a bit of sweetness.  It also tastes, for the most part, of apples.  There is a bit of a champagne quality, but with only a small amount of carbonation.  Harpoon Cider is light and easy to drink.  It leaves my mouth with a little bit of a sour aftertaste.  

Harpoon Cider
Harpoon Cider

Overall:  Harpoon Cider isn't bad, but it isn't anything special either.  It's light and refreshing, though.  It will be interesting to see how this cider compares to other ciders I drink in the future!  I will have to pick some more up.

Have you had Harpoon Cider?  What did you think of it?  Can you recommend a great cider for me to try?  Feel free to let me know in the comments!


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2 comments:

  1. I'm not going to sugar coat it. This was honestly the worst cider I have ever drank. I got halfway through the bottle, (Yes, I was drinking it out of the bottle at my buddies place), and was like, "I'm going to tough it out", that bottle never seemed to end. Even when I got to the last sips they seemed to last an eternity. This is the end of my comment :D

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    1. I liked this one better than the Woodchuck ciders I have had (although I haven't had their 802 Dark & Dry, which shows promise). Do you know any good ciders you can recommend?

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