101 Cider House Reviews




wetherel
3.9
101 Cider House Gunpowder Guava
Can from Total Wine in San Jose near Cupertino. Pour with a huge pinkish sludge, which settles quickly to the bottom of glass. Guava and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. Medium + acidity. Dry finish, sweet in the middle. Medium + carbonation. Good.
Friday, December 11, 2020

wetherel
3.9
101 Cider House Hipster Brunch
Can from Total Wine in San Jose near Cupertino. Very light hazy lemonade color. Light malic acid untie peach tartness. Light sweetness. Dry finish. Effervescent. Light peach sulphur flavor. Easy to drink. Good.
Saturday, December 5, 2020

r464
3.4
101 Cider House Sunlit
Lightly tart, a good dose of apple with a hint of citrus zest and a mildly dry finish.
Saturday, October 31, 2020

wetherel
3.8
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
Can from Total Wine in Mountain View. Hazy light lemonade color. Light Apple aroma with a bit of lactic fermentation. Nice medium lactic acidity. Dry. Great for a sour beer lover.
Thursday, October 15, 2020

wetherel
3.5
101 Cider House Juicy Roots
Can from Total Wine in Mountain View. Initial aroma of cider. Taste is sharp with lots of ginger bite. Hazy gold color. Carrot...maybe a little. Blood orange hard to detect. It’s ok.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

DennisKeen
1.6
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
Tastes like vinegar.
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Lubiere
3.8
101 Cider House The Floor Is Guava
A hazed yellow blonde cider with aroma of sweet guava pulp, light chili, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity cider with guava paste, chili peppers, nice and rich. Cask Days 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019

GarrettB
2.9
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
September 19th, 2015 - Not quite a beer, but to be noted all the same - tastes like a mild sip of apple cider vinegar, which is to say this is a screeching acidic drink with some throat clearing properties.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

r464
3.4
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
Wow, quite a hit of tartness to start that gradually fades. Fruity, punchy, lots of body. Not sweet, but the tartness keeps it from being dry,
Friday, September 27, 2019

chrislee999
3.8
101 Cider House Purple Money

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

blipp
3.5
101 Cider House Spring Street Spritz
Can. Pours hazed pale yellow and fizzy. Tart apple skin and white wine grapes, a little citrus, moderate acidity, and a bright tart finish. Refreshing.
Saturday, April 6, 2019

chrislee999
3.9
101 Cider House Black Dog

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

blipp
3.3
101 Cider House Gunpowder Guava
Bottle. Pours hazed yellow gold with a white head. Funky acidity up front, some musty guava, and a little bit of lemon. Pretty good.
Friday, September 7, 2018

Ferris
3.3
101 Cider House Sour Guava with Oolong
Draft - Bright Sour Guava. Hazy yellow. Soured Guava and a light finish. Bit one sided.
Friday, April 27, 2018

celtic4ever
0.8
101 Cider House Piña Menta
Pours a greenish yellow, nose is funky and very sour. Taste is sour and finishes unpleasantly bitter, like orange juice that's gone bad. The worst cider type drink I've ever had.
Sunday, March 4, 2018

celtic4ever
0.5
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
This "raw" cider went bad in the bottle. 3/4 of it spewed out all over my kitchen when I opened it, and the smell was vomit inducing. There is a reason that pasteurization was invented and is the norm in the beverage industry. Nasty stuff, stay away from this brewery.
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mikljon
5
101 Cider House Cactus Red

Sunday, February 25, 2018

BuckeyeBoy
3.7
101 Cider House Island Hopper
22oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a dish water color topped with a fizzy white head. Nose is passion fruit notes lemon guava some sour tart funk and cider. Taste is more of the nice tart pucker tropical fruit notes.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

bhensonb
3.9
101 Cider House Sour Grapes
Tap at Cap Hop. Pours hazy deep rosé with a very slight white smear. Aroma is rather sour red grape. Med body or so. Flavor is moderately sour, rather woody, red grapes - more cab than Concord for sure. The sour moderates with time, and an actual cider aspect becomes detectable. I tend to fear 101 ciders, but this isn’t all that dangerous. Making me think cider and sour can work together.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

bhensonb
3.7
101 Cider House Forgotten Port
Tap at Cap Hop. Pours sort of champagne blush. Light sourish aroma. Med body. Flavor is mildly sour, maybe a bit tart. Clearly somewhat musty wood and fruit notes that are surely red grape. I vote for port barrels being involved. The sour/tart mellows away nicely. Good stuff.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Johnsense
3.2
101 Cider House Black Dog
Ugly blackish pour, lighter carbonation. Aroma of lavender, spices, apple, slight lactic sourness. Blood orange, apple, lavender, light charcoal taste. Lighter body. It's not too bad once you get past the appearance. I'd kinda like a gingered version.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

matthewjk
2.5
101 Cider House Island Hopper
Picked it up just to try something new. That was a mistake. Friends at 101, this is not good stuff. I'm sorry, but it takes like sour laundry--aroma is nearly as bad. Way to high on the sour meter. I want to say fun to try, but it wasn't! Damn expensive to! Will not be re-buying. 22oz bottle from Sprouts.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

thorongil2
3.4
101 Cider House Purple Money
(Cask) hazy lavender colour with a small white head; aroma of sourness; medium sour flavour with a long medium sour finish
Friday, October 20, 2017

Oakes
3.8
101 Cider House Island Hopper
Cloudy and quite pale. Big hop nose, some phenol funk. Tart, hoppy, light apples. Intense, but I’m a fan.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Blairgus
3.1
101 Cider House Black Dog
16 July 2017, tap. Light, hazy orange. Nose is an herb, maybe thyme, and mint. Thin bottle and moderately fizzy. Moderately sweet, dry thyme, maybe hints of mint, mild bitter grass. Ok
Sunday, July 16, 2017

bhensonb
3.5
101 Cider House Mosaic Perry
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours perry color with a few bubbles. Aroma is perry with some fruits. Med minus body. Flavor is dry, tart, fruitily hoppy. Certainly drinkable. A bit acetic.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

bhensonb
3.3
101 Cider House Black Dog
Bomber from Cap Tap. Pours rather gray, seem to be small charcoal particles in suspension. Odd (to me) slightly sourish smell. Med minus body. Flavor is slightly sourish, and apparently somewhat lavender. There’s a taste vaguely reminiscent of a charcoal tablet. Kind of weird, think lavender is the main flavor. Very dry finish. Interesting adventure in ciderdom.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

dnstone
3.8
101 Cider House Mosaic Perry
Pours a hazed golden yellow. Funky barn house aroma. Fairly tart with a light vinegar edge and finish. Notes: on tap at Mikkeller LA, June ’17
Saturday, June 10, 2017

dnstone
3.4
101 Cider House Black Dog
Pours a murky gray-purple-green. Funky cheese aroma. Tart acidic vinegar like character. Notes: bottle in Tahoe, June ’17
Monday, June 5, 2017

jredmond
3.6
101 Cider House Sap & Sprig
Bottle gifted from Scarlett (thanks!) shared with Linh, Scarlett and mom in Madison, GA. Pours a murky lemonade body with no lacing. Nose is ginger and sour lemons. Mouthfeel is tart and light bodied with notes of sour lemon, sour apple slices and spice.
Friday, December 30, 2016

jredmond
2.8
101 Cider House Black Dog
Bottle gifted from Scarlett (thanks!) shared with Linh, Scarlett and mom while in Madison, GA. Pours a deep grey / purple Gatorade body with no head or lacing. Nose is acetone and fruity vinegar. Mouthfeel is super tart with notes of sour grapes, tart lemons, soft minerality and tart acetic character.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Mrnoluv
1.1
101 Cider House Piña Menta
The look is just like lemonade, the smell is something so funky I can’t even describe it. Very,very strange smell I can’t explain.
Friday, December 16, 2016

Bacterial
3.7
101 Cider House Cactus Red
Hot, radioactive pink pour with no head. Cool nose, pear and apple. Very interesting taste, lactic acid and a bit of acetic and malic acid too. Interesting.
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Zeswaft
3.4
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
Tap. Murkey pale gold color. Aroma of funk and vinegar. Flavor is salty, oaky, sour, funky, minimally apple. Finishes dry.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

bytemesis
3.7
101 Cider House Cactus Red
Bottle. Pours hazy pale pink-peach, small off-white head, dissipates quickly, nice enough lacing. Pretty enough color, but not not what is described in the description by a long shot. Aroma is prickly pears, apples, and some musty funk. Flavor is pretty dry, light tart, lightly funky, apples, prickly pear, again some mustiness. Light body, fairly high carbonation. Definitely unusual.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

karajane

karajane
5
101 Cider House Black Dog

Saturday, June 4, 2016

ffbot
4.2
101 Cider House Piña Menta
Pour is a unfiltered chunky yellow-brown (but in a good way). Smell is nice, some sweet pineapple, some abstract cider and a good clean smell. Taste is nice, ooooh, very nice. The mint and the pineapple are mellow yet pronounced, the cider is also still there too. Great balance. Quite refreshing
Thursday, April 7, 2016

SirLimpsalot
3.7
101 Cider House Cactus Red
@ zeitgeist 16-3-5: En rätt udda cider med tydliga toner av gurkspad. Mycket syrlig och udda men rätt frisk och god.
Sunday, March 6, 2016

gyllenbock
3.7
101 Cider House Cactus Red
On tap at Zeitgeist. Hazy reddish/orange with a small head. Tart with green apples, basil and some lime. Refreshing and easy to drink. A tasty Cider.
Sunday, March 6, 2016

daknole
4.2
101 Cider House Cactus Red
Hazed pink color, they red grapefruit color. Of the 3 ciders I tried from theses guys this was probably the best one. The Thai basil is wonderful. Agave is understated. Tart apples, light hints of lemons, finished tart and lightly dry. Fun!
Monday, February 1, 2016

daknole
4
101 Cider House Piña Menta
Pours a color that looks like coconut water. Very tart. The pineapple is prominent. Not a lot of Apple flavors, the mint is light on the finish. Quite tart and unique as hell.
Monday, February 1, 2016

daknole
4.1
101 Cider House Black Dog
Purple/grey color. Pretty cool damn cider! Tart up front, the apples are pronounced as expected. Lavender is light and the charcoal adds a stone/light minerality. Very unique and very drinkable. Finishes lightly dry and tart.
Monday, February 1, 2016

mabel
3.6
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
[7883-20151025] Cask. Apple wood aroma. Murky, yellow orange body with no lasting head. Apple juicy sauce flavour has quite a tart finish. Medium body. Good. (6/3/8/4/15) 3.6
(Cask Days 2015 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Scottatron
5
101 Cider House Cactus Red

Monday, November 23, 2015

jercraigs
3.5
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
2015-10-25. Murky/milky yellow body, headless, is a bit strange to look at really. Flavour is sweet up front, tart accents and fruity apple notes. Aroma is lightly acetic, fruity with notes of apple and other fruit. Smooth average plus body, low carbonation. Dregs of the cask I think but still tasty. 7/3/7/3/14-15 Cask Days 2015, Toronto.
Sunday, November 1, 2015

ffbot
4.1
101 Cider House Cactus Red
Awesome! Orange and yellowish, very light carbonation. Apples and alcohol are in the nose, unidentifiable other smells I’m going to say are the cactus and agave. Suuuuper dry taste which I love!
Monday, October 26, 2015

Lubiere
4.1
101 Cider House SoCal Scrumpy
A hazed blonde cider with aroma of tons of caramel apple, light acidity, light Brett, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a superb sweet fruity and apple pulp, maple notes, light acidity, lemon, very beautiful. Cask Days 2015.
Saturday, October 24, 2015

greenjug
4.8
101 Cider House Cactus Red
A hazy shade of pink. Tart funk on the nose as well as watermelon Jolly Rancher. More of this on the palate. Super sour. Watermelon Jolly Rancher. The ultimate thirst quencher.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

deyholla
2.6
101 Cider House I.P.C. (India Pale Cider)
On tap. Pours a hazy pale but bright yellow with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a grassy and chemical note with some earthy apple underlying. Flavor has an odd grassy apple with a bit of musty and some candied apple.
Sunday, August 23, 2015