Angry Orchard Green Apple: Holy moly, this is my new favorite ever! It is a bit tart, but even more than that, it tastes a bit sour. I could drink at least a few of these!
Woodchuck Pumpkin Reserve: From the best, to the worst. Sorry, Woodchuck, this is the worst. It's not at all a genuine pumpkin flavor, but a fake and sweet flavor covering any resemblance of cider. One of our friends said it best [and was so strangely accurate]: it tastes like you're drinking a Dum Dum lollipop.
Woodchuck Crisp: Another not-so-good flavor. To be honest, Mike and I call it the "water cider." It really just tastes like a sweet cider with a few too many melted ice cubes in it. Sorry, Woodchuck.
Woodchuck Pear: I would have to say that this cider is more on the dry side, which surprised me because other brands of "pear" cider have been pretty sweet. Mike doesn't get it, but I say this cider [much like many IPAs and other beers I try] tastes like soap. Does anyone know what I mean?? People always laugh that I know what soap tastes like, but hasn't everyone had soap in their mouth by accident in the shower or when washing their face at least once? Alright, sorry, back to the cider. This one is alright, but I know better Woodchuck flavors.
Harpoon Craft Cider: My first ever cider strikes again. They added the word "craft" before cider, but don't be fooled if you see this in the store, it still has the same great, dry taste.
Stella Artois Cidre: Nice work, Stella - I wasn't sure you could handle it, but this cider is nice and tart. I would definitely buy it again.
Magners Original: Magners is a great Irish cider. It's pretty much what I'd think a European cider would taste like. It's not as sweet as many American ciders, and has a very different apple tang. The one weird part of this cider is the chemical after taste. The first time we had it was on draft and we thought it was iodine from the dishwasher, but no, it's the real taste. Don't worry, it's not overwhelming, and you know me, I always think things taste funny!
Check out some photos from the last two weeks of
UConn vs. Maryland 9/14/13
UConn vs. Michigan 9/21/13