Hornsbys Amber Hard Cider

Hornsbys Amber Hard Cider

Rated 3.005 by BeerPals

Brewed by Hornsbys Pubdrafts Ltd./E. & J. Gallo Winery

Modesto, CA, United States

Style:  Cider

6% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 367 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank39679
Overall Percentile20.9
Style Rank359 of 554
Style Percentile35.2
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.006
Weighted Score3.005
Standard Deviation0.427

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16 Member Reviews

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  • KEAL 114 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    It's like sparkling apple juice, very easy to drink a whole 6 pack in less than 10 minutes. I can water my small yard and do the whole pack. It has a rhino busting loose on the beer label, cute! A fun beer, great for parties too!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    a touch darker and mustier than the other Hornsby's. i originally liked it a little better, but in the end, they're about the same...just ok. nothing bad, nothing great.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Never had this before, its pours a fizzy golden body with a rather thin white head and spotty lacing. The aroma was of overipe apples and alcohol. the taste mirrored the smell. mouthfeel was thin but crisp, and it went down easy. overall it was a nice change of pace, and i would say its worth a try.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Fresh bitten red apple smell ... Lacing is pretty damn good, bubbly yet halfway resilient... taste is of red apple and alcohol ... the 6% has large bite but is enjoyable, but i think for higher enjoyment, ChiLL!

  • TH3B33RM@N 227 reviews
    rated 2.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a crystal clear straw hue with a fizzy one-finger head. Weak retention and spotty lacing. Muted sweet cider and apple skin aroma. Finishes with a tart dryness.

  • NONCHALANT 50 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not a bad brew, for a cider. I drank the whole 6 pack and you can really feel it. It goes down smooth with not much aftertaste. It pours a light amber color with very little head. I would buy this brew again.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Okay, I am not a fan of cider style beers but I was feeling adventurous. The aroma is sweet and fruity with hints of apple and some malt. The appearance is a crisp, golden color that looks refreshing at first glance with a minimal head on top that is lacy and white in color, as well as bubbly. The mouthfeel is light in body with not much complexity, or balance for that matter. The flavor is very sweet and grape-like and very similar to a white wine with slight malt and an aftertaste that is a bit dry with a decent pallet. Overall, this cider tastes very much like a white wine and is sweet with very "winey" characteristics. I am not a fan of cider but gave it a shot anyway. I only gave it decent ratings because I like white wines to some extent.

  • RMUSSMAN 489 reviews
    rated 2.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    Sampled because I somewhat enjoyed the regular Hornsby cider. I did not like this brew though, it was a harsh flavor that you do not expect with a cider. You expect a nice aftertaste but this one lingers with bitter.

  • CAPTAINSKOAL 429 reviews
    rated 2.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Poured a copper color with no head at all the aroma was very sweet, apples for sure, flavor was good very sweet not really beer like reminds me more of like a zima or something like that other than a beer good tasting to much would probally make you sick to your stomach

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 2.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    This "beer" poured a medium golden color with a very small white head that immediately disapeared and and left no lace at all. The aroma was very sweet apple, overpoweringly sweet for a beer. Mouthfeel was lighter to medium bodied and very easy drink (my girlfriend loved it). The flavor was sweet apples very dominant over anything else, as the beer warmed it became slightly sour and much more dry. More pleasent as it warms.

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