Review of Oregon Mead & Cider Company’s Free Press Dry Cider. It is my first time trying any of their cider.
Cider: Free Press Dry Cider
Cidery: Oregon Mead & Cider Company
Cidery Location: Portland Oregon
How Supplied: 500ml bottles
Style: American craft cider
Availability: Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin
Cider Description: Hard Cider Made Easy. Our ciders were born from the bounty of the Northwest and the pioneering spirit of our grandparents. A perfect balance of dry and tart, our ciders are made by the people, for the people. Press on.
Cidery Description: Oregon Mead & Cider Co. creates award-winning, dry, sparkling meads and ciders from premium Northwest ingredients. All of our beverages are gluten-free, unfiltered, and completely dry. Oh, and we never use sulfites. Ever.
They have a tasting room in Portland (see here).
Where Bought: The Cave in Kirkland WA
Where Drank: home
How Found: Browsing. It was my first time seeing anything from this brand, although I had heard of them.
First Impression: Light amber hue. Moderate carbonation with a large amount of foam (the photo above was about 30 seconds after pouring). Smells mild, apple-forward and of peach.
Tasting Notes: Semi-dry to dry. Light bodied with a frothy texture. Low tartness. Moderate acidity. Low bitterness. Hints of tannins. No sourness or bitterness. Notes of yeast, peach, and a hint of hops. Quick finish. Low flavor intensity, complexity, and apple flavor. Moderate sessionability.
My Opinion: I liked the level of carbonation and the frothy texture. However, the hint of hops and flavor profile was odd, and I didn’t really like the bitterness. It was almost beer-like.
Most Similar to: Double Mountain Jumpin Jack Heirloom Cider
Closing Notes: I also picked up this cidery’s hopped cider (the only other cider from the cidery the bottle shop had).
Have you tried Oregon Mead & Cider Company’s Free Press Dry Cider? What did you think?