Coaster Critique: Woodchuck Winter

I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone in these 12 days of reviews, so I decided to pick an apple cider.

On the fifth day of Beermas……

Name: Woodchuck Winter

Brewed by: Woodchuck Hard Cider

ABV: 5%

Purchased: Burby and Bates, Orono Maine

Woodchuck winter pours a light amber color; it is crystal clear in the glass. There is no head and just a slow visible carbonation.

The smell is very clean, full of crisp apple and a hint of oak.

First taste has a nice burst of apple sweetness up front that is chased by a nice tart finish. There is a light oak flavor that is almost an afterthought, it just seems to mingle in the background but I feel it smooth’s out the sweet/tart flavors nicely.

Overall a nice drinking cider, I really enjoy the fresh tart apple flavors and the oak is excellent in this, it can be a strong flavor but I feel it’s really well done. If you are a fan of cider or maybe you want to take a break from beer and try something different or you are gluten intolerant and looking for a gluten free option, this is a really tasty cider and I would recommend it to anyone.



Feel free to follow along!

Day 1: Samual Adams White Christmas, Boston Beer Co.

Day 2: Slick Nick, Sebago Brewing Co.

Day 3: Goose Island Christmas Ale, Goose Island Beer Co.

Day 4: Winter Session, Peak Organic

Day 5: Woodchuck Winter, Woodchuck Cidery

Day 6: Snow Day, New Belgium Brewing

Day 7: Weyerbacher Winter Ale, Weyerbacher brewing

Day 8: N’ice Chouffe, Brasserie D’achouffe

Day 9: St.Bernardus Christmas Ale, Brouwerij St. Bernardus

Day 10: Lump of Coal, Ridgeway Brewery

Day 11: Samuel Adams Merry Mischief, Boston Beer Co.

Day 12: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Anchor Brewing Co.



Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.