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The Best Hard Ciders

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List RulesTypes of hard ciders.

There’s nothing better than popping the top off a bottle of hard cider in the middle of the winter, drinking the bubbly goodness slowly, breathing in the aroma of crisp apple, pumpkin spice, savory pear or the subtle fragrance of ginger spice. Whether it’s an amber, oak aged, or crisp hard cider you’re thirsty for, this list of the best hard ciders has something just for you.

Hard cider is known for having a sweet, crisp, smooth, and sometimes spicy taste. It is typically made from fruits like apples, pears, or peaches, and in some regions of the world it is also referred to as “apple wine.” While apple cider can be made from any variety of apples, there are certain fruit tree farms that cultivate their apples specifically for apple cider!

This list contains the most popular types of hard cider, including: Samuel Smith’s Organic, Crispin the Saint, Woodchuck Winter Oak Aged Draft Cider and Thistly Cross Scottish.

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  • 1
    Crispin Honey Crisp
    67
    13

    Crispin Honey Crisp

  • 2
    Original Sin
    50
    13

    Original Sin

  • 3
    Smith & Forge Hard Cider
    53
    17

    Smith & Forge Hard Cider

  • 4
    Angry Orchard Crisp
    88
    52

    Angry Orchard Crisp

  • 5
    Ciderboys First Press Traditional
    36
    7

    Ciderboys First Press Traditional

  • 6
    Strongbow Cider
    42
    14

    Strongbow Cider

  • 7
    Woodchuck Amber Draft Cider
    47
    19

    Woodchuck Amber Draft Cider

  • 8
    Stella Cidre
    55
    28

    Stella Cidre

  • 9
    Angry Orchard Apple Ginger
    49
    21

    Angry Orchard Apple Ginger

  • 10
    Crispin Browns Lane Natural Hard Apple Cider
    33
    6

    Crispin Browns Lane Natural Hard Apple Cider

  • 11
    Hornsbys Amber
    39
    12

    Hornsbys Amber

  • 12
    Fox Barrel Pacific Pear Cider
    26
    7

    Fox Barrel Pacific Pear Cider

  • 13
    Angry Orchard Strawman Farmhouse
    28
    13

    Angry Orchard Strawman Farmhouse

  • 14
    Crispin the Saint
    26
    11

    Crispin the Saint

  • 15
    Aspall Perronelle’s Blush English Draft Cider
    23
    10

    Aspall Perronelle’s Blush English Draft Cider

  • 16
    Ace Pumpkin Hard Cider
    19
    10

    Ace Pumpkin Hard Cider

  • 17
    Samuel Smith’s Organic
    21
    13

    Samuel Smith’s Organic

  • 18
    Thistly Cross Scottish
    15
    7

    Thistly Cross Scottish

  • 19
    McKenzie's
    15
    9

    McKenzie's

  • 20
    Woodchuck Winter Oak Aged Draft Cider
    21
    17

    Woodchuck Winter Oak Aged Draft Cider

  • 21
    Crispin Stagger Lee
    13
    7

    Crispin Stagger Lee

  • 22
    Crispin Artisinal Reserve Lansdowne
    11
    7

    Crispin Artisinal Reserve Lansdowne

  • 23
    Jack's
    10
    7

    Jack's

  • 24
    JK's Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold Hard Cider
    9
    7

    JK's Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold Hard Cider

  • 25
    Julian
    8
    6

    Julian