Hornsbys Hard Apple Cider

Hornsbys Hard Apple Cider

Rated 3.036 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Hornsbys Pubdrafts Ltd./E. & J. Gallo Winery

Modesto, CA, United States

Style:  Cider

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 15650 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank35986
Overall Percentile24.9
Style Rank277 of 499
Style Percentile44.5
Lowest Score1.1
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.050
Weighted Score3.036
Standard Deviation1.106

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  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    This apple cider had a lot of carbonation at first, dissapating quickly. Had very nice color ,and quite a lot of aroma. I could not finish the entire thing, loaded with the sugars . Sort of like a full flavored pop to me.I will skip it next time.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

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

    Decent cider here but much better on draft if you can find it. The aroma is very aromatic and sweet with tons of apple coming through. The appearance is an extremely, pale yellow to almost clear with a stringy head on top that is white in color and dissipates. The mouthfeel is airy and very light-bodied with sweet complexity. The flavor is sweet and of apple and perfume and very tasty given the sweetness of it. Overall, probably one of the best ciders of its kind around and it is good but I only can stomach one or two.

  • HEDDYMUGGZ 135 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This is far too tasty to keep around! It is a sparkling granny smith apple in a glass. The way to enjoy this is repetitious sipping and licking your lips. I enjoyed this courtesy of a local pub owner who decided to give us an impromptu taste testing of many different beers. He saved this one for last because it is very sweet. I have to think if you drank very much of it, you would have quite a hangover the next morning. Best to just sip and lick for dessert.

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 2.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    This beer poured a light golden color with a very small white head that quickly disapated. The aroma was overly sweet candy like apples. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and nearly uncarbonated. The flavor was the same artificially sweet green apple flavor. I would pass on this one.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 4.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    I used to drink this all the time back around 2000 during the brief time it was sold at LCBO's in Toronto(it was summer release that year). I wasn't all that familiar with the cider, and admittedly, I'm still not. The only other one's I had tried before this one were Strongbow, which I can't stand, and all these fruit cider's that dominated the market back then wrer like malternatives - not real ciders. They kind of were like Sprite with fruit flavour. However, at the time I was taking a break from beer and experimenting witht hese ciders. So the first time I saw this I didn't give a second thought to buying a 6'er. At the time, I remember loving it - I thought it was amazing stuff. Full and flavourful. I hope all cider's are like this. I only drank beer when going to the bar.

  • PHILOSOPHIZER 22 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice amount of carbonation. Does taste a bit artifical- but I found it refreshing nonetheless. Not very complex in flavor but, still packs a nice flavor punch. Good price for a night around the fire during the fall. I'm pretty much in love with it.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 1.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 1

    10.04.04 12oz bottle. Pours thin and pale like flat brut champagne -- no bubbles. Aroma is sadly artificial, smells like a red candy apple or an apple Blow-Pop. I’ve got one right here to compare; it’s identical. Body is fuller than I expected, but still very wet and quite sweet, like apple juice. There is absolutely no dry bite. None. Mouthfeel is closest to almost flat Sprite. This is nothing more than an apple wine cooler.

  • REIDROVER 725 reviews
    rated 2.8 16 years ago

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

    The appearance is very very pale..lighter than most apple juices..small bubbly head that goes fast..nice carbonation. Smell is of apple ok..but not fresh apples..but the apple flavour you get in candy..slightly artificial. Taste though isnt as bas as I feared from the aroma..its of apples..mainly granny smith variety,slightly ripened..so along with the sour you got a sweet undertaste. average on the palte..not too sickeningly cloying

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