Farnum Hill “Farmhouse Cider”

farnum farmhouse cider

I’ve been on a bit of a cider kick this winter, partially due to some beer-allergy experimentation and partially because I’ve realized there are some good ones out there.  Admittedly, I’ve only sampled a handful of ciders over the past couple months but I’m starting to have enough data points to make some comparisons.  I picked up the Farmhouse Cider from the Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA.  It’s a local option that sounded nice so I was pretty eager to try it.


It poured like champagne – very carbonated, light, and crisp.  It smelled sweeter than I would have expected, too.  The taste was good but I didn’t find it a relaxing drink.  We were looking for something light and refreshing and this seemed like it would be better served with a pre-dinner cheese platter.  Certainly a great cider but for a better beer alternative I like Sam Smith’s Organic Cider better – it has more body and a deeper flavor.  Overall: Recommend buy but the lighter flavor would make be pay more attention to what I pair it with.


Flavor: B
Drinkability: B-
Vital stats: 6.5% ABV

0 comments on “Farnum Hill “Farmhouse Cider”

  1. Had some Cider Wine at the Wine Expo recently – which was far superior to this. Had something of a drawn out aftertaste which I did not really care for. The cider wines are much more crisp.

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