Portland Cider Company tells you the location directly in the cidery name! Check out my earlier reviews for more background information on this inventive cider company. I've had the fun of trying lots of ciders from Portland Cider Co. They send me samples for review regularly, and that's how I was able to access all of these! Enjoy the back catalogue.
You can visit Portland Cider Company online here: https://www.portlandcider.com/home
Here’s how Portland Cider Company describes the Crangerine.
PICK CIDER FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Delightfully tart, juicy tangerine plays nicely with Oregon grown cranberries. Add some sparkle to your glass with this ruby colored hard cranberry cider, with brilliantly bright flavors that aren’t too sweet. 5.1% ABV
TASTING NOTES tart, citrus zest, ripe cranberry, juicy citrus
FOOD PAIRINGS roasted turkey, brie, pumpkin pie, honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables
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Appearance: Deep red, brilliant, few visible bubbles
I didn’t expect quite so much cranberry color before pouring this cider. The Crangerine looks like cranberry juice. It’s totally brilliant, deep red, and mildly bubbly in appearance.
Aromas: citrus, PixiStix, Minerals, blackberries, ripe apple
The Crangerine cider does represent all constituent ingredients in its aromas. I could smell fresh apple, cranberry, and citrus. My holistic impressions were of strong minerals plus citrus primarily. Something in the notes reminded me of Pixie Stix and blackberry. I’m guessing it will taste very tart!
Each cider has the level of sweetness/dryness that suits it flavor profile, and you notice when you’re tasting a mismatch. Crangerine plays the line between semi-dry and semi-sweet just right.
Flavors and drinking experience: High acidity, berry tannins, some citrus and apple
My first impression upon sipping the Crangerine is one of citrus sweetness and berry tartness. The acidity does come from apples, cranberries, and tangerine. Some tannic presence also appeared; it reminds of the astringence from fresh cranberry juice.
I could not taste a lot of apple in the mix, but it was present. Instead the balance was very cranberry and plenty tangerine with some background of apple. The cider has a medium-light body that’s very zesty and lots of bubbles.
This cider was great paired with two very different homemade veggie pizzas!