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Awards - Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP)




  • Honeycrisp Hard — Specialty Cider & Perry




  • Honeycrisp Hard — Common Cider



Honeycrisp Hard® is a Modern Cider. Modern Ciders are made primarily from eating apples or culinary/cooking apples. Like other Standard Cider styles, Honeycrisp Hard® contains a minimum of 85% pure apple juice. Yet, compared to other Standard Cider styles, Honeycrisp Hard® is lower in tannin and higher in acidity. However, the acidity is medium and refreshing, not harsh or biting.


Apple Varieties
Honeycrisp Hard® is a varietal cider, crafted exclusively from Honeycrisp Apples.

Fermented Honeycrisp Apple Juice – from fresh, local fruit, local Wildflower Honey & Light Carbonation.


Production Method

Traditional cool, slow fermentation to reduce loss of delicate aromas.



None, bottled early spring.

Like other Moderately Sweet, low-alcohol ciders, Honeycrisp Hard® has a slight apple aroma and flavor. Sugar and acidity combine to give Honeycrisp Hard® its refreshing character.


Brilliant sheen; pale white in color.


Medium body.


Taste (Low | Mod Low | Mod | Mod Hi | High)

Sweet – M      Sour – M       Bitter – L      Salty – L      Umami - ML


Overall Impression
A refreshing drink – not bland or watery. Sweetness is not cloying. Light carbonation is like a light champagne. Honeycrisp Hard® is an ideal cider to serve as a “session” drink, and suitably accompanies a wide variety of foods.


Vital Statistics
OG: 1.045 – 1.065 FG: 0.995 – 1.020


ABV: 6.8%




Ageability: 6-9 months


Calories: 234

Serving Temperature

Serve Honeycrisp Hard® chilled, like a fine ale, 45º - 55ºF.

Honeycrisp Hard™ Natural Semi-Dry Hard Cider

  • Like the apple that is its namesake, Honeycrisp Hard™ apple cider is distinctive, snappy and sassy. It tickles the palate with a crescendo of subtle flavors and a crisp, lingering finish. Ingredients: Fermented Honeycrisp Apple Juice, Honey, Lightly Carbonated. 6.8% alcohol by volume. 12-oz (355 ml) Bottles. 

    Case Only, $76.00/Case (24/12 oz)

  • As a winery and retailer, Maiden Rock Apples, Winery & Cidery is permitted to ship directly to consumers. We do not ship alcoholic products to P.O. boxes.

    We typically ship alcoholic products by Spee Dee Delivery. If you wish shipment by another carrier, please contact us. All products generally ship within 2 business days; however days in-transit are not guaranteed.


    For the delivery of all alcoholic products, the signature of a person of legal age (21 or older) is required. Spee Delivery -- at its sole discretion -- may request photo identification indicating the recipient’s age, before completing the delivery. Neither Spee Dee Delivery nor Maiden Rock Apples, Winery & Cidery shall be held liable for delays due to inability to obtain the required signature.


    No signature is required for delivery of non-alcoholic products – such as cider apple trees, scion wood, apples and preserves.


    Quantity Discounts:  A quantity discount of 10% is already included in the case price (24/12-oz bottles) for Honeycrisp Hard®, Scrumpy, and Crabby ciders. For products in 750ml bottles, a quantity discount of 5% is applied to orders of 6-11 bottles, and 10% for orders of 12 or more bottles. Products packaged in the same-sized bottles can be mixed.


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