5 hard ciders to try in Singapore

Commercial or craft, people have a love-hate relationship with cider. That hasn’t stopped more and more varieties from arriving in droves to Singapore. We taste test five bottles to see which one you should try on your next night out.

Somersby Pear Cider

This commercial bottle may be better known for its apple flavor, but we think this pear rendition has a crisper and fresher taste. It’s not cloyingly sweet and is perfect for a hot day.
Alcohol content: 4.5%
Get it: $13 at CM-PB
Best for: Casual drinkers who are dabbling in ciders.

Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot Hard Cider

A craft bottle of extra hoppy cider made with American apples and apricot juice, Nat’s is drier than most ciders and intensely flavored—some might even find it a bit too sour
Alcohol content: 6.7%
Get it: $13 at Beer is Food
Best for: Seriously adventurous drinkers.

Woodchuck Raspberry Hard Cider

This gluten-free bottle of craft cider is light but definitely an acquired taste. Although it’s raspberry-flavored, it’s got a slight medicinal taste that straddles the line of sweet and sour.
Alcohol content: 4.5%
Get it: $14 at TAP Craft Beer Bar
Best for: Those on a gluten-free diet (can’t think of anyone else, honestly).

Rekordelig Strawberry-Lime Cider

One of Sweden’s most famous ciders, this bottle is extra sweet and syrupy with a nose full of strawberry aromas. It pretty much warrants dessert drink status.
Alcohol content: 4.5%
Get it: $7.70 at Cold Storage
Best for: People who like to hold a bottle, but don’t like beer.

Angry Orchard Traditional Dry Hard Cider

A crisp and refreshing craft cider that’s got a spicy and dry edge that immediately makes you want to take another sip. This is easy-drinking but has a beer-like quality deviates from traditional, sweeter ciders.
Alcohol content: 5.5%
Get it: $14 at TAP Craft Beer Bar
Best for: Cider skeptics who want their minds changed.