GSN Review: ANXO Ciders Mix Six 12 Pack

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ANXO’s new Mix Six 12 Pack includes ANXO’s latest release Ornamental, a new natural cider for summer. Made with three different types of crabapples and fermented using only wild organisms, Ornamental is a bright and beautiful take on natural wines, created to celebrate the beautiful display of these trees. The launch of Ornamental marks ANXO’s first new cider release this year.

“It’s uncommon to make a cider almost entirely from crabapples,” says Sam Fitz, co-founder and president of ANXO. “These apples are usually only seen as useful pollinators in orchards, but we knew that we could develop them into something great. We decided to let the organisms on the apple skins do the fermenting in order to keep Ornamental a truly naturally fermented cider.”

To create Ornamental, the ANXO team uses a specific blend of Hewe’s, Manchurian, and Burford’s Red-Fleshed crabapples sourced from various orchards in Virginia and fermented in wooden casks. Once ready, the cider has a high acidity and a perceived dry taste. Ornamental is one of the brand’s select ciders that fall under the naturally-fermented category, as many of ANXO’s ciders are made with the addition of commercial yeasts, but remains naturally sugar-free, gluten-free and low in carbohydrates.

The Mix Six 12 Pack gives you 2 cans each of the following flavors. Each can is 6.9% abv.

Cidre Blanc – 100% GoldRush Apples fermented dry in stainless with Sauvignon Blanc Wine Yeast.

District Kosher – 100% Northern Spy apples certified Kosher for Passover. This cider is a limited release variation of District Dry. (previously reviewed here)

Transcontinental – Our most balanced cider.

District Dry – RI Greening, Goldrush & Northern Spy fermented in stainless with wine & native yeasts.

Ornamental – Naturally fermented cider made from beautiful crabapples.

Hereford Gold – Naturally fermented blend of cider from Oliver’s Cider & Perry in Hereford, UK and GoldRush cider from ANXO.

GSN’s Thoughts: We love the idea of having a pair of each flavor in the pack. It makes it perfect for sharing, plus you can do a flight of all six flavors for four people. As with all of ANXO’s ciders, these are dry and slightly tart. Each flavor has been aged in either stainless steel or oak, some in a blend of the two. Even though there are similarities between each, the flavors are different enough to make each one unique. We especially enjoyed the Ornamental and the Hereford Gold.
GSN Rating: A

To order ANXO Ciders online and have them delivered to your home go to: Anxo Cider

ANXO’s new Mix Six 12 Pack includes ANXO’s latest release Ornamental, a new natural cider for summer. Made with three different types of crabapples and fermented using only wild organisms, Ornamental is a bright and beautiful take on natural wines, created to celebrate the beautiful display of these trees. The launch of Ornamental marks ANXO’s first new cider release this year.

“It’s uncommon to make a cider almost entirely from crabapples,” says Sam Fitz, co-founder and president of ANXO. “These apples are usually only seen as useful pollinators in orchards, but we knew that we could develop them into something great. We decided to let the organisms on the apple skins do the fermenting in order to keep Ornamental a truly naturally fermented cider.”

To create Ornamental, the ANXO team uses a specific blend of Hewe’s, Manchurian, and Burford’s Red-Fleshed crabapples sourced from various orchards in Virginia and fermented in wooden casks. Once ready, the cider has a high acidity and a perceived dry taste. Ornamental is one of the brand’s select ciders that fall under the naturally-fermented category, as many of ANXO’s ciders are made with the addition of commercial yeasts, but remains naturally sugar-free, gluten-free and low in carbohydrates.

The Mix Six 12 Pack gives you 2 cans each of the following flavors. Each can is 6.9% abv.

Cidre Blanc – 100% GoldRush Apples fermented dry in stainless with Sauvignon Blanc Wine Yeast.

District Kosher – 100% Northern Spy apples certified Kosher for Passover. This cider is a limited release variation of District Dry. (previously reviewed here)

Transcontinental – Our most balanced cider.

District Dry – RI Greening, Goldrush & Northern Spy fermented in stainless with wine & native yeasts.

Ornamental – Naturally fermented cider made from beautiful crabapples.

Hereford Gold – Naturally fermented blend of cider from Oliver’s Cider & Perry in Hereford, UK and GoldRush cider from ANXO.

GSN’s Thoughts: We love the idea of having a pair of each flavor in the pack. It makes it perfect for sharing, plus you can do a flight of all six flavors for four people. As with all of ANXO’s ciders, these are dry and slightly tart. Each flavor has been aged in either stainless steel or oak, some in a blend of the two. Even though there are similarities between each, the flavors are different enough to make each one unique. We especially enjoyed the Ornamental and the Hereford Gold.
GSN Rating: A

To order ANXO Ciders online and have them delivered to your home go to: Anxo Cider

ANXO’s new Mix Six 12 Pack includes ANXO’s latest release Ornamental, a new natural cider for summer. Made with three different types of crabapples and fermented using only wild organisms, Ornamental is a bright and beautiful take on natural wines, created to celebrate the beautiful display of these trees. The launch of Ornamental marks ANXO’s […]

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