The Tapped Maple is made from a dry cider base of Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala and Pink Lady apples. The sweetness primarily comes from the addition of maple syrup. Straight out of the bottle (and into the wine glass) this light bodied cider hit us as being semi-sweet, with light apple and maple aromas, reminiscent of a dutch baby pancake (sans the eggy flavor). However, when we swirled the cider – either in the glass or our mouths – the sweetness broke down, and the fresh, tart flavors of green apple came through. The cider is reminiscent of a less tart Riesling. Like most Rieslings, this cider is semi-sweet and very aromatic with clean apple flavors.
Score: 7/10 – Very Good
The Spiced Apple uses most of the same culinary apples as the Tapped Maple, but also added some bittersweet apples, such as Amere de Berthecourt, Beden, Madaille d
Score: 6.5/10 – Good
*Disclaimer: We typically buy most of the ciders we review, however, these were graciously provided to us by Angry Orchard. Their generosity in no way affects our review process.