Should hard cider be served cold, room temperature, or warmed?

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4 years ago#1
I've been considering taking baby steps on the road to alcoholism by starting with cider, but I'm not sure about the serving temperature.
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4 years ago#2
Depends on the variety, but cold to lightly-chilled should be fine.
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4 years ago#3
Good to hear mitchells, good to hear. Generally I just drink it cold, I wouldn't serve it ice cold but I wouldn't serve it at room temp either, just let it get cold in the fridge and drink it. It's not really pleasant at room temperature and if it's ice cold you can't taste it.

Also I'd recommend Two Rivers cider, it's hard to find in stores but Lanesplitter Pizza locations have them on tap and it's really good cider, a bit bitter but refreshing. I like their pomegranate cider a lot. I got a bottle of their Dry English cider from a store in Berkeley and it was pretty terrible though, so I'd avoid that one. For store-bought stuff I've been enjoying Wyder's apple and pear ciders.
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4 years ago#4
The Scrumpy's cider is amazing. It's distributed throughout the Midwest. I drink it fairly cold, but they have some good recipes on their site for hot, spiced cider.
4 years ago#5
I prefer it cold. I love the dry British style of cider.
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4 years ago#6
You can't move for cider in Britain
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