Spiced (or Speciality) Cider

Cider/Perry

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5 - 12%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.045 - 1.100
  • Final Gravity: 0.995 - 1.010

Speciality cider covers ciders with additional additives or adjuncts. These additional ingredients may impact the color or alcohol content but apple flavor should still be present. Ciders made with honey may fall into this category if the cider character is the primary flavor. If honey is the dominant character then this would be considered a cyser or apple mead. As with other ciders these may be still or carbonated.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.